Catalyst honours champions of women in business

Leaders at RBC, KMPG and Desjardins awarded for efforts
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/08/2011

With two daughters in their early 20s, Jennifer Tory likes to think they won’t have to worry about a lack of women in senior roles, partly because of her career success — she’s been regional president of Greater Toronto for RBC for the past five years — but she knows there’s still a lot of work to be done.

“We’ve been championing it for a long time and it’s amazing we haven’t made more progress,” she said.

Even at RBC, where there is a real focus on the issue, there can be years where there is little change, she said. “It’s going to require us to have continued focus or it’ll backslide — the demographics will take care of that.”