Gender diversity research reveals ‘major disconnect’

Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women cites lack of accurate data
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/02/2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits beside Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, at a roundtable discussion with women business leaders at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Despite a commitment to advancing women, many employers in Canada and the United States are lacking the clear goals, measurements and accountability needed to drive progress, according to a new report.

The Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders released its fifth and final pillar report in October.

Too few North American companies are capitalizing on the opportunities presented by gender diversity, according to Advancing Women as Leaders in the Private Sector.