New Deloitte Study on Women’s Leadership in Canada
January 10, 2013
Women in Canada continue to be underrepresented in senior leadership across the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Because gender equality was enshrined constitutionally in 1985, a widespread assumption exists that Canadian women’s equality continues to improve steadily and therefore measures to advance women are no longer necessary. Cross-sectoral data, however, confirm persistent patterns of women’s underrepresentation in top leadership positions and, in fact, reveal that advancement results as well as the strategies used to address this gender gap have stalled in many fields.
The findings of the Deloitte study reveal marked variations in women’s representation in senior leadership roles across sectors, the persistence in the workplace of gendered expectations about leadership and generational shifts in ideas about leadership and work/family integration. These results indicate a need for new, multi-pronged strategies to end women’s underrepresentation in senior leadership. Read the full study here.
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PS: In 2009, ITAC’s Board of Directors launched a major initiative to address this challenge in Canada and continues to work with its members and the Canadian Women in Communications (CWC) to make progress in this important area. Find out more about the ITAC/CWC Speakers Series: Women in Corporate Leadership here.