The 2010 report, A Snapshot of Diverse Leadership in the GTA, tracked 3,348 leaders across the corporate, public, elected, education and nonprofit sectors in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham and Richmond Hill. Findings revealed that just 14% of leaders are visible minorities, up from 2009’s figure of 13.5%.
The research also found that:
However, in other sectors, a majority of organizations have no visible minority representation at all. For example, 76.9% of corporate boards and 69.2% of corporate sector executive teams have no visible minorities. In the voluntary sector, 61.5% of charities and 80% of foundations have executive teams without any visible minorities.
The report also took a special look at the news media that are most consumed by GTA residents. Media organizations are important institutions because they play a role in defining who is a leader in society and can shape the ambitions of those who wish to be leaders. As in the corporate sector generally, visible minorities are under-represented on boards and among senior executives of large media corporations.
The research also revealed that visible minorities are under-represented among columnists, experts and even stock background photographs in newspapers. Visible minorities are also under-represented as hosts, experts and in the background of stories on the supper time broadcast news.
Download the full 2010 DiverseCity Counts report.
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DiverseCity Counts Report – Summaries
DiverseCity Counts Report – by sectors
Wendy Cukier, Associate Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management & Founder, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University, presents the 2010 DiverseCity Counts report at Toronto’s Design Exchange
In conversation with John Miller (co-author of this year’s report)
Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism, Ryerson University
Diversity as an Opportunity for Mainstream Media: The success story of CBC Radio One Metro Morning
In conversation with Nick Davis, Senior Producer, Metro Morning
In conversation with Gary Pieters (DiverseCity Voices spokesperson)
Vice-Principal, Toronto District School Board
In conversation with Ravi Jain (DiverseCity Voices spokesperson)
Founder & Artistic Director, Why Not Theatre
In conversation with Jennifer Chan (DiverseCity Voices spokesperson)
Founder, Exhibit Change
June 10, 2010
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June 18, 2010