WXN wants to continue the dialogue around diversity that has really started to pick-up since the Ontario Securities Council (OSC) published the much-anticipated Final Rules for “comply or explain” disclosure requirements for boards, in the fall of 2014. Leading up to the release of the Canadian Board Diversity Council Annual Report Card in November 2015, this breakfast will feature The Right Honourable Paul Martin.
Date: 10 December 2015
According to the conference board of Canada, five of the most important benefits of diverse leadership are: improved financial and organizational performance; increased capacity to link to new global and domestic markets; expanded access to global and domestic talent pools; enhanced innovation and creativity; and strengthened cohesion and social capital. These facts aren’t anything we didn’t already know, yet currently 17.1% of corporate directors are female and just 2% are visible minorities. Strides have been made, but how can we expect this percentage to make a drastic jump without the proper programs in place?
WXN wants to continue the dialogue around diversity that has really started to pick-up since the Ontario Securities Council (OSC) published the much-anticipated Final Rules for “comply or explain” disclosure requirements for boards, in the fall of 2014. Companies across Ontario—and now Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Québec and Saskatchewan—will all be turning their focus to the topic of diversity. But this is not just about boards. It is across the board: from new graduates all the way to the c-suite. And it is just beginning.
Leading up to the release of the Canadian Board Diversity Council Annual Report Card in November 2015, this breakfast will feature The Right Honourable Paul Martin, someone committed to diversity and inclusion. He will look at the issue of diversity and provide insight to identify all the ways organizations can incorporate diversity initiatives that will ultimately grow the funnel for diverse board candidates and executive positions—from the bottom up.
We hope you can join us at this WXN event.
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