MPI tops list of FP500 companies with most women at the top: Report

One-third of public firms have zero women in senior officer roles
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/23/2013

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) in Winnipeg has built a leadership culture that allows women to flourish, according to
MaryAnn Kempe, vice-president of community and corporate relations.

“Having a leadership style or culture that closely aligns and encourages women’s participation (is) a culture that is collaborative, consensus- and solution-orientated — and perhaps being more practical,” she said.

In the spirit of collaboration, each leader works with her employees to come up with a set of team goals to measure performance — and successes are celebrated as a team, said Kempe. Leaders also receive 360-degree feedback and have a variety of tools to draw upon to support collaboration.