Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Diversity is key to success in corporate Canada - GLOBE AND MAIL

by KATHRYN HOLLINRAKE
Originally published: January 9, 2016 
Publisher: GlobeandMail.com 

This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab.

In my role, I have the pleasure of spending time at universities across the country, meeting with students to talk about their careers and the important role they can play as future business leaders in Canada's economy.

What always strikes me when I enter a room of students is the incredible diversity in Canada's universities. These students are immersed in environments where women are equally represented and a vast number of ethnicities and cultures make up the demographic of their academic experience. The reason I always find it so striking is that the majority of my time is spent in boardrooms in corporate Canada where there is a vastly different demographic picture.