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Why the 50 – 30 Challenge to increase gender parity and diversity in leadership matters

November 24, 2022

In this must-watch video, a powerhouse panel of leaders discuss why increasing gender and broader diversity at the board and senior leader level is critical. Jennifer Laidlaw, country head for 30% Club Canada, moderates a wide-ranging conversation that, she notes, will help provide clarity on how to engage companies to get the needed change. Nadine Spencer, CEO of the Black Business and Professional Association, explains why a seat at the table is important for Black women and Black entrepreneurs. Tabatha Bull, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, underscores the importance of developing succession plans and supporting Indigenous people to get into leadership roles. Cassandra Dorrington, president and CEO of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council, notes that the pool for board leadership must be broadened. Beyond getting more people from equity-deserving groups into senior leadership and board positions, mentorship and support are critical, the panel agrees.