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Countries around the world are finding ways to increase the representation of women in corporate boardrooms but Canada is falling behind. Join a panel of leaders who are setting great examples in understanding how to leverage the full talent pool available to Canadian businesses.

  • Learn about the business case for women in leadership and how a higher representation of women on boards impacts the bottom line
  • Discover how organizations can benefit from having a higher representation of women, and how the added skills and perspectives positively impact business results
  • Explore ways to improve these inequalities, for example with the Catalyst Accord, a call to action for Canadian businesses to increase the overall proportion of board seats held by women in Canada to 25% by 2017

Panelists:
Gail Cook-Bennett, Chair of the Board, Manulife Financial
Bill Downe, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group
Deborah Gillis, COO, Catalyst

Moderator:
Janet McFarland, Business Reporter, The Globe and Mail

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