Women and Bay St. boardrooms
In the world of "Mad Men", a woman's place at work is to provide support to men. And while the TV show may be fictional, it wasn't all that long ago that women DID play a subordinate role to their male counterparts.
Thankfully, times have changed. Women have cracked the glass ceiling, and now it's not unusual to see women occupying a variety of roles. But... times -- it would appear -- are slower to change when it comes to Canada's big banks Recently, the majority of shareholders voted against a resolution by a Quebec-based shareholder rights group that half of the seats on their boards of directors to to women. We discussed the situation with Wendy Cukier, professor at Ryerson University's School of Information Management and the founder of The Diversity Institute.
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