Six per cent of firms have board chairwoman; CSA mulls role in corporate diversity
(CP) TORONTO – A report from the Canadian Securities…
COVID-19 accelerating automation bigger risk for women: StatCan
44% of women likely to face a moderate to high risk, compared with nearly 35% for men.
Federal pay equity commissioner reappointed, but new law not in force
On average in Canada, women earn 12% less than men
Boosting marginalized groups key to ‘feminist economic recovery,’ report says
In the midst of the pandemic, the employment rate declined twice as much for Canadian women in the 25 to 54 age range compared with men
Schooling plans uncertainty has working moms mulling workforce exit
Anything short of complete school reopening presents a crucial challenge for women in the workforce and their families.
COVID-19 may turn back the clock on women’s entrepreneurship
Female entrepreneurs in Canada have been heavily impacted by the pandemic
Wanted: skilled workers, shortage hampers business competitiveness
CME survey shows 85% of companies are having trouble filling job vacancies.
We need more women in skilled trades
Looming shortage of apprentices means lost profits and paycheques for Ontarians
The skills shortage and jobs for women
How do we get more ladies and others interested in manufacturing?
Barriers remain for women in engineering
30 years after ecole Polytechnique shooting Canada still lags other industrialized countries in the proportion of women enrolled in undergraduate engineering programs.
Gender wage gap narrows to 13.3%, women earn $4.13/hour less
Statistics Canada says changes in distribution of men and women in occupations was key to the smaller wage gap.
Proportion of women on boards up slightly to 17%: CSA report
Women were better represented on boards of larger companies.
‘Back to zero’: Canada’s premiers gather in Saskatoon, but none are women
Last time Canada was without any woman as premier was between November 2002 and November 2008.
Hatred of women creeping into public debate: Trudeau
Says interest groups trying to roll back women’s rights, politicians are giving into the public pressure.
19.4% of board directors are female, all company types: Statistics Canada
Manufacturing and construction sectors had the lowest shares, at 14.4% and 12.8%.
France to focus on gender equality at G7 summit
Plans a much narrower focus than Canada’s, hoping to make clear and concrete improvements in women’s lives.
Women-owned businesses generate $68,000 less revenue than men’s: survey
Lack of access to capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs.
Corporate climb: Stalled progress for women in Canadian C suites
Top-earning women still paid less than men, numbers in top roles have shrunk compared to five years ago.
G7 gender council calling for pay equity, more funding for reproductive health
60 recommendations covering women’s safety, financial empowerment; and their participation in decisions made on climate actions.
Business group calls for lower tax rate for women-controlled companies
Similar to the lower rates offered to private Canadian-controlled corporations.
Trade missions for women, Indigenous, LGBTQs in 2018: minister
Idea is to promote the interests of those who have been ignored in the past.
G7 reps discuss workplace sexual harassment
Delegates acknowledged that the issue needs to be explored collaboratively.
Tories accuse Morneau of hypocrisy on budget’s gender equality measures
Accusation prompted a tense exchange during his appearance before the House of Commons finance committee.
Morneau says Canada must do better on gender gaps in pay and participation
OECD rating has Canada at eighth of 29 countries for female workforce participation, 15th for equal pay for equal work.
Ontario to bring in ‘pay transparency’ bill aimed at closing gender wage gap
Publicly advertised job postings to include a salary rate or range, bar employers from asking about past compensation.
Hire more women: A solution to the skills shortage challenge
A CME report discusses the under-representation of women in manufacturing and what to do about it
Gender chapters in trade deals will be standard one day: NAFTA docs
Most countries don’t give women the same legal rights in business as men.
Only 5% of Canadian tech companies have female CEOs: report
Comprise only 13% of the average Canadian tech company’s executive team and 53% of firms do not have any female executives.
More training for women needed to reduce gender gap in manufacturing: CME
Report says women account for only 28% of manufacturing jobs and just 4.5% of skilled trades.
More women needed in Canadian manufacturing: Take/forward this survey!
CME Industrie 2030 study aims to identify challenges that impede women-led manufacturing firms.
Women in emerging markets: clandestine competitive advantage
Booz & Co. suggests leading companies are growing through the educated women in emerging markets
Women at the top
Female leaders say hard work pays off, even in a man’s world