International Women's Day & Beyond: A Call to Business Leaders

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International Women's Day & Beyond: A Call to Business Leaders

Increasingly, companies are understanding that a more diverse workforce is more innovative, better understands its customers, and outperforms the competition. In fact, companies with more gender-diverse talent pools have 15 per cent higher returns. We’re on our way, but progress still needs to be made. Studies show the gender gap won’t close until the year 2186 – 170 years is too long to wait! As we band together and vow to make a difference this International Women’s Day, let's truly #BeBoldForChange and help forge a better working world for everyone. We, as companies, have an incredible opportunity to raise women up — through the ranks — and create a gender diverse workforce that benefits all our people, as well as the bottom line.

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When Personal Passions & Purpose at Work Pair Up
By Benevity Charity Relations Coordinator Micki Mutch A few weeks ago, I came home from a meeting at Chic Geek (a Calgary-based community to support women interested in tech) and opened my laptop to find an email...
Mar 10, 2017 7:45 PM ET
Confessions of an Aspiring Work-Life Ninja
By Benevity lawyer Jen Singhal After combating severe sleep debt, major diaper malfunctions, nap schedules and breastfeeding woes, I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to return to work before the end of my...
Mar 9, 2017 7:30 PM ET
Infographic | The Future of Women in the Workplace
Gender equality is now a top priority for 78% of companies (up from 56% in 2012), yet less than half of employees feel we’re doing enough. While the pay gap (for equal work) is closing, the promotion gap isn’t, leaving women making 76 cents on the dollar compared to men. And the gender gap isn’t expected to close for another 170 years. That’s too long to wait! When we look at these and...
Mar 8, 2017 7:45 PM ET
A Call to Business Leaders: We Have a Job to Do This International Women’s Day
By Benevity Founder & CEO Bryan de Lottinville It's International Women’s Day and we are being called on to #BeBoldForChange. Why, you might ask, is a middle-...
Mar 7, 2017 8:00 PM ET