SPOTLIGHT ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

What Crown Boards Can do to Improve Representation in their Executive Leadership

January 20, 2021 1:30pm

Margie Parikh
Lead Director
BC Oil and Gas Commission (Victoria, BC)

Michelle Taylor
Vice President, Legal Services; General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Canadian Commercial Corporation (Ottawa, ON)

While crown boards have little control over their own composition, they can work to improve representation in the executive suite. With heightened attention to diversity and inclusion, what was previously a topic of discussion has become a focus of discussion for many boards. At the same time, most crowns’ senior leadership still does not reflect the demographics of Canadian society. This session will cover:

  • Making deliberate efforts to attract diverse candidates
  • Building awareness at the board level to ensure that members prioritize diversity
  • Instilling a spirit of inclusion in corporate culture