Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Women and Corporate Directorships in Canada: Trends and Issues

by Karen D. Hughes

Canadian women have entered management and executive positions in record numbers over the past 25 years.  Yet, in the area of corporate boards and directorships, their presence and contribution continues to lag.  This report examines the issue of women directors, highlighting past trends, current issues, and prospects for change.  It aims to provide a concise overview of current thinking on women and corporate boards, and to spark debate on what is an important economic and social issue.

Release Date: 4 Oct 2000
Number of pages: 48
Document number: 15634
Keywords: women, equality corporate directorship, recruitment, development