Don Cayo: Women are getting more top corporate jobs but the numbers are still dismally low
The executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company reports being “more hopeful, more energized and more excited” than at any time in the 10 years it has been tracking gender equity in corporate Canada’s executive suites because its new research shows “real and lasting change is coming.” Which would be great news — if only the numbers its survey found warranted such celebratory language. But they don’t. For more than half a century, well-educated women have made huge and growing inroads in Canadian workplaces — in many fields they now outnumber men. Yet the number in highest-paid executive positions has climbed, the Rosenzweig survey found, to only a measly 8.5 per cent.