The Canadian Press

2015-11-19 | Women Corporate Boards

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A new report says women hold 19.5 per cent of the seats on the boards of Canada's biggest companies by revenue, up from 17.1 per cent in 2014. The increase follows the introduction the new "comply or explain" policy that forces publicly traded companies to disclose certain statistics around the representation of women on their boards. Canadian Board Diversity Council founder Pamela Jeffery says regulators should require companies to have written board diversity policies, rather than merely requiring the companies to disclose whether or not they have such a policy. (Jeffery says that although Canada is heading in the right direction, the pace of change is too slow.)

Date: 2015-11-19
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 6 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it's disappointing to me that companies did a lot more explaining instead of complying >>


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