BoardWorks played a leadership role in organizing a workshop for members of the International Women’s Forum, Altantic Chapter. The workshop took place on October 18-19, 2012 and featured speakers that included Deborah Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, Catalyst, Elizabeth Beale, CEO, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, Aldea Landry, President, Landal Inc., Dale Godsoe, Corporate Director and Community Leader, Cathy Bennett, CEO of the Bennett Group of Companies and Corporate Directors and our own Maureen Reid, President, BoardWorks Consulting Inc.
The research is clear. Organizations with boards that have a diverse composition perform better than those that do not. Yet, there is much work to be done to improve the representation of smart, talented and accomplished women on corporate boards in Canada. BoardWorks is pleased to support initiatives designed to enhance the diversity of boards in Canada and beyond.