ITAC Launches Gender Diversity of Boards of Directors of Canadian ICT Companies Study

Important Update: Thanks to all who participated in the teleconference call regarding the Study For those that were not able to participate in the call , please click here to hear it.

Further reading:

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More gender diversity needed in Canadian IT boardrooms: report by Brenda Bouw, Yahoo! Finance Canada


One of the ITAC’s priorities is to help improve the talent pool, skills and diversity of the technology sector in Canada. In line with this priority, ITAC launched the following study via a teleconference beginning at 9:00 a.m (EDT) on Wednesday, July 31, 2013:

Gender Diversity of Boards of Directors of Canadian ICT Companies – Jmembershipuly 2013

This study is part of a larger initiative by ITAC to address gender diversity issues throughout the ICT workforce.

Members of the specially convened panel for the teleconference were:

Lloyd Bryant, Chair, ITAC Diversity Advisory Group & Vice President and General Manager, PPS Canada, Hewlett-Packard (Canada)

Karen Wensley, Author

Adam Howatson, ITAC Board member and Vice-President, PMO and the Office of the CEO, Open Text Corporation

David MacDonald, President & CEO, Corporate Marketing, Softchoice Corporation

Karna Gupta, Moderator and President & CEO, ITAC

The coordinates for this teleconference were:

Time:            9 – 10:00 am (EDT)

Teleconference Access:    416-764-8646 & 1-888-396-8049