Few women and visible minorities among the senior decision-making ranks


MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – While women have gained ground, accounting for 31.2% of senior leadership roles in Montreal, visible minorities remain more markedly underrepresented in these ranks. In spite of accounting for 22.5% of the population, only 5.9% of senior leaders were visible minorities according to a study led by researchers from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute.

… “Previous research has shown a clear link between diversity in leadership and a number of social and economic benefits.  Diverse leadership improves organizational financial performance and stimulates innovation, among other well-documented benefits,” says Dr. Suzanne Gagnon, co-author of the report, and professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Read full article: Money News, February 7, 2013

Related article (in French): Le Devoir, February 8, 2013

Read full report: DiversityLeads 2012-2013