Who We Are

Women in Governance supports women in their leadership development, career advancement and access to Board seats.

Women in Governance was founded in 2010 to support women in their leadership development, career advancement and access to Board seats. The alarming statistics on the number of women in senior management positions or on Boards are what motivated the creation of this non-profit organization.

Research demonstrates that companies and organizations with a greater number of women at the executive level or on the board tend to perform better financially, especially during periods of recession. Allowing women to progress is therefore not only in the interest of women, but a good business decision, particularly in a context of talent shortage.

The situation has vastly improved within the last 50 years for women, but not fast enough and according to the World Economic Forum, it will take over 200 years before we reach gender equality.

Women in Governance is concrete moving the needle across Corporate Canada through advocacy, major events, mentoring programs, governance training as well as the only Canadian Corporate Parity Certification developed with the continuous support of McKinsey&Company since 2016 and also with Mercer’s and Willis Towers Watson’s involvement since 2017.

At Women in Governance, we are women and men working together to close the gender gap in the workplace and achieve parity at every level and in every industry.