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How Canadian Companies Can Diversify Their Boards

As the President and CEO of CIBC and a Catalyst Canada Advisory Board member, I know firsthand the importance of gender diversity for increased innovation and stronger financial performance in business.

Simply put, gender diversity more accurately reflects the world we're dealing in. When you embrace it, you gain insight into your clients' thinking, you develop better relationships, and you build a better company. At CIBC, we’re building...

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Comment les entreprises canadiennes peuvent-elles diversifier leur conseil d’administration?

En tant que président et chef de la direction de la Banque CIBC et président du 30% Club Canada, je sais d'expérience l'importance de la diversité des genres pour accroître l'innovation et renforcer le rendement financier des entreprises.

En quelques mots, la diversité des genres reflète plus fidèlement le monde dans lequel nous faisons affaires....

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Gender Diversity and Inclusion: it’s the smart and right thing to do

In today’s global market, a diverse workforce is a fundamental, key driver to succeed as a Tier-one international player. It boosts productivity, breeds innovation and strengthens recruitment efforts. Access to a wider repertoire of ideas and experience also contributes to accelerating the development of solutions adapted to a client’s needs, provides a broader range of services and gives access to sociodemographic insights otherwise inaccessible.  

While SNC-Lavalin...

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La diversité et l’inclusion des genres: une décision juste et futée

Dans le marché mondial d’aujourd’hui, la réussite de toute entreprise internationale de premier niveau repose sur une main-d’œuvre diversifiée. Elle améliore la productivité, favorise l’innovation et renforce les efforts de recrutement. L’accès à un vaste bassin d’idées et d’expériences contribue également à acc...

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Raising the Bar

There are very few moments in our lives and careers, where we can play a role in shaping history. The magnitude of challenges facing women in the workplace range in size and scope, but the need for better board room representation is acute. This was validated when we learned in 2013 the disturbing fact that if nothing changes it would take 75 years to reach gender parity on corporate boards.

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This year will be a milestone for more equal boards

This article was originally written by Helena Morrissey and appeared in the Sunday Telegraph on 18th January 2015.

This year is a landmark year for those of us campaigning for a better balance of men and women on corporate boards: both the 30pc Club’s original aim to have at least 30pc of women directors on FTSE 100 boards and Lord Davies’ minimum recommendation of 25pc, have this year-end as our...

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To get more women on boards, we need more women in senior management

This article originally appeared in The Guardian on 20th  June 2014 and was written by Emma Howard-Boyd, a Steering Committee  Member of the 30% Club.

Real progress on diversity will be made not by “fixing  the women” or “beating up the men”, but by aspirational and measurable  targets for women at all levels

Earlier this month, the UK Financial Reporting Council published its...

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Herbert Smith Freehills joins Lloyds and Barclays in setting voluntary targets for women at the top

Hot on the heels of Lloyds Bank’s stated goal to reach 40% female representation at all levels of management by 2020, and similar mood music from Barclays, City law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has set a 30% target for the proportion of women in their global partnership, in an effort to increase momentum around inspiring young female lawyers to stay in the firm and strive for partnership.

  Their 30% target will be...

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