This is not just good for business, it's good for Canada
Today in Canada, women are significantly underrepresented in the workforce, particularly in senior management positions in communications, media and technology sectors. In fact, according to ICTC, women represent less than 25% of the workforce in this space and the numbers decline with more senior positions. A white paper, Solutions to Women’s Advancement by Women of Influence, identified that career advancement was the weakest area for career success. Without a focus on gender diversity and the need to advance careers in the information, communications, media and technology sectors, smart leaders know that the Canadian economy won’t achieve its growth potential.
Let's Talk About Closing the Gender Gap: A Blueprint for Women's Leadership
With input from more than 250 leaders from across Canada, Closing the Gender Gap distills the known universe of strategies, policies and programs to attract, retain and advance women in digital industries in Canada.
The report identifies the barriers to closing the gender gap and outlines clear recommendations for employers to improve their practices and leverage female talent more effectively. All topics of diversity in the workplace are discussed in the report, including quotas, pay-equity and sexual harassment.