The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting that Canada’s federal government “is taking its first steps to promote women on corporate boards of directors, announcing it will create a new advisory council of business leaders to promote the cause.” This marks the Tory government’s first policy initiative to promote females on private sector boards. Beatrix Dart, executive director of the Initiative for Women in Business program at the University of Toronto, concludes, “More persuasion with government help seems to be in order and might be the last straw before the political climate will swing towards quota for women on boards as they have done in some European countries.”
Canada to create advisory council to promote women as corporate directors
The Canadian federal government has announced it will form an advisory council of business leaders to promote the value of women on boards.
March 30, 2012