The Facts about Women and Leadership in Canada
Women make up just over half of the Canadian population, yet continue to be underrepresented in political and professional leadership positions. Barriers to leadership multiply for women who face intersecting forms of discrimination, such as racism, colonialism, ableism, and homophobia.
Increasing diverse women’s representation in leadership is key to advancing gender justice in Canada. With more women in these roles, there’s greater opportunity to bring a gender lens to the decisions and policies that impact our future. The next generation of girls and young women will also benefit from having diverse role models and mentors across industries and sectors.
Why is it urgent to support diverse women in leadership?
Last Update: May 30, 2022