Women gain, visible minorities lose ground in Greater Montreal Area leadership roles
Published December 14, 2016
A new study, released today, shows that while female representation on boards and in senior leadership has increased since 2012, visible minorities have lost ground. The study examined 3,087 senior leaders from the largest organizations in Greater Montreal in six sectors – elected, public, private, voluntary, education, and appointments to agencies, boards and commissions, located in areas with visible minority population exceeding 10%.
“While it is encouraging that women are making progress in leadership roles, the results of this study are concerning,“ said Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute and one of the coauthors of the study. “The evidence is clear, organizations need to leverage diversity to compete internationally, harness innovation and drive social and economic development. We need to develop strategies to be more inclusive.”