Three years ago, we set out to create a benchmark for gender diversity in Canada. After evaluating 500 of the largest companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange, we identified 84 with significant numbers of women in leadership positions.
On average, women hold 46% of the executive roles within these companies—a figure that has increased by an anemic two points since 2020. And we still have a long way to go: Just over one-fifth of the companies on the list have a woman in the top job—a figure that has remained static since 2020—and all but two of those women are white. The glass ceiling might be higher than it used to be, but it’s still hard to break through.
Editor’s note: An earlier table had incomplete information.
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