Business Groups Urge Advocacy, Reforms as Gender Diversity Remains Static

By Tyler Orton | Business Vancouver | July 31, 2017

When combing through the ranks of MLAs to form his first cabinet, B.C. Premier John Horgan took a cue last week from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and created a gender-balanced cabinet.

But in C-suites and boardrooms across the country it's a different story.

Women represent 12% of all boardroom seats among the 677 companies listed on the TSX, according to a report from provincial regulators released in 2016. That's up from 11% a year earlier.

Meanwhile, Business in Vancouver's annual Top 100 Highest-Paid Executives list shows gender disparity growing over the years when it comes to compensation.

Only four women, Sandra Stuart, Charlene Ripley, Dawn Moss and Fabiana Chubbs, were represented on the 2017 list, down from six women in 2016 and 2015.

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