How human resources can move the needle and get more women on corporate boards

We need to be paying more attention to the skill sets of board candidates
By Suanne Nielsen
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2017

That there’s a desperate need for more women on corporate boards has been established beyond doubt.

But change has happened. The World Economic Forum recently released its annual Global Gender Gap report. Canada ranks 16 out of 144 countries. There has been slight improvement on gender parity not just in the political empowerment sub-index, but also on the equality of wage.

And women directors in TSX-listed companies have grown from 12 per cent in 2015 to 14.5 per cent in 2017, according to Osler Law’s 2017 Diversity Disclosure Practices.