30% Club Canada
30% Club Canada supports diversity in its very broadest sense and while gender has been our starting point, we fully realize that considerations of ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and beyond are all part of the journey – and that gender identities are themselves evolving rapidly. We believe that only those organizations that foster truly inclusive cultures – cultures that embrace women who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently – can reach their full potential to positively impact their people, their markets and their communities. We do not believe mandatory quotas are the right approach. Instead, we are building a strong foundation of business leaders who are committed to meaningful and sustainable inclusive leadership. As in all business ventures, ‘what gets measured gets managed’ – a numeric goal provides real impetus for change, and our goal is for a minimum of 30% of board seats and C-Suites to be held by women by 2022. The 30% Club Canada also collaborates with the Investor Group, a group of asset owners and asset managers committed to exercising their ownership rights to encourage increased representation of women on corporate boards and in executive management positions in Canada. The 30% Club Canada:
- Enlists support from corporations listed on the S&P/TSX
- Has no membership fees
- Has no quotas
- Allows you to signal your commitment as an industry leader to gender balanced leadership
MissionWe call on members to commit to at least 30% representation on their boards and executive leadership teams because this is the critical mass at which minority voices become heard. Our ultimate goal is parity.