Thursday, July 27, 2017

Business groups urge advocacy, reforms as gender diversity remains static - BUSINESS VANCOUVER

by Tyler Orton 
Originally published: July 25, 2017

When combing through the ranks of MLAs to form his first cabinet, B.C. Premier John Horgan took a cue last week from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and created a gender-balanced cabinet.

But in C-suites and boardrooms across the country it’s a different story.

Women represent 12% of all boardroom seats among the 677 companies listed on the TSX, according to a report from provincial regulators released in 2016. That’s up from 11% a year earlier.