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Women in Leadership: Perceptions and Priorities for Change

This report explores the enablers of women’s advancement from four perspectives—attitudes about women in management, opportunities for advancement, women’s advancement motivation, and women's leadership abilities—and provides recommendations.

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Women in Senior Management: Where Are They?

This report explores the progression of women in senior management positions over the last 22 years, highlights challenges women still face in the workplace, and suggests practices for overcoming these barriers.

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The Business Case for Women on Boards

There is growing recognition that the representation of women in corporate leadership not only improves economic outcomes for women, but is critical to the growth and competitiveness of Canada’s economy. Yet, women hold only 14.5 per cent of total board seats across Financial Post 500 companies in Canada.

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Overcoming Barriers to Leadership for Young Women

There is a persistent, unconscious doubt about the ability of young women to take on leadership roles in their organizations. This briefing suggests that talent assessment practices should be more objective and transparent to guard against unconscious bias and to ensure that the best talent is identified and developed, regardless of gender.

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Canadian Directors’ Compensation Practices, 20th Edition

This report, which summarizes data from 224 publicly traded companies, is an update of the 2011 report on the compensation levels of Canadian boards of directors. It provides benchmark data on compensation practices and summarizes key factors in the board operations of publicly traded companies.

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Addressing the Talent Shortage in China and India: Leveraging Women in the Workforce

The dearth of high-skilled workers is a human capital challenge in India and China, where women are largely underutilized in the workforce. Leveraging women in these labor markets is essential to resolve this shortage and promote economic growth.

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Focus on Diversity & Inclusion

As evidenced in this third installment, there continues to be a strong interest in both organizational barriers that hinder women’s leadership development and strategies to effectively reduce their impact. Despite all the educational achievements and professional progress women have made, they continue to run into glass ceilings as they develop as leaders and advance with in their organizations.

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The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012)

This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of diversity and inclusion.

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The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012)

The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in diversity and inclusion.

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The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012)

The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in diversity and inclusion.

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Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC) 2013 Annual Report Card

Women in Leadership

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Donna Burnett-Vachon, Associate Director, Leadership, Leadership and Human Resources Research, outlines the Conference Board’s research on women in leadership.