Far too few female execs: Report

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By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2011

While many women have not found gender to be an issue in their climb to the top, that’s not typical, according to a report from the Conference Board of Canada. In analyzing Statistics Canada data from 1987 to 2009, Women in Senior Management: Where Are They?found the proportion of women in senior management positions has virtually flatlined.

“Since the 1990s, men have consistently been two to three times more likely than women to hold a senior management role in Canada,” said the report, with 26,000 women and 56,200 men in senior management occupations in 2009.

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