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Biotech Company Boardroom Diversity Has a Long Way to Go: Liftstream

 
A study of 177 biotechnology companies which publicly listed between 2012-2015 shows that women participate on biotech company boards at a current level of 10.9 percent, and to reach gender parity would take 40 years. …

Diversity Day: Recognizing New Canadian Talent: CPA Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario has announced Diversity Day: Recognizing New Canadian Talent, a new annual initiative aimed at highlighting the value and importance of internationally trained professionals to Ontario’s economic prosperity.
The initiative comes …

Air India flies around the world and into history books: all-female crew

Commemorating International Women’s Day, National Carrier Air India has made history flying the world’s longest all-women operated and supported flight on the Non-Stop Delhi- San Francisco route. Close to 17 hrs and travelling a distance …

CyberVista: $250,000 in Free Training for Women, Minorities in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity education and workforce development company CyberVista  announced the launch of a new program designed to provide women and minorities with more opportunities to obtain certifications required to work in the cybersecurity field.
Through the program, …

Canadian leaders join forces to ‘hack’ the gaps of diversity

Puzzled by the perpetual lack of diversity in leadership positions across Canada, leaders from Deloitte, Dentons Canada LLP, HSBC Bank Canada and the Government of Ontario came together to host Diversahack, a hackathon-inspired event. The result: a …

Benchmark on Diversity and Inclusion released: Tech Industry first

Culture Amp has released its Inclusion and Diversity Benchmark which allows companies to assess their progress against others dedicated to improvement in the space.
The benchmark was collated from the data of companies that have taken the …

Inaugural Spanish-language report analyzes LGBTQ on primetime TV: GLAAD

GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, has released its first-ever Spanish-Language media report, Nearly Invisible, an analysis of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) characters in primetime Spanish-language scripted television airing in the …

Gender diversity on boards increases in Alberta, new study shows

By Jillian Schaal and Janelle Morris.
The Haskayne School of Business and the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has announced the results of the second annual Women on Boards Index. This initiative is a research study intended to …

6 Major Australian Sports Organizations sign up for Pride in Sport Index

In a world first, six major Australian sporting codes, including all professional football codes, have signed up to a national benchmarking framework to evaluate their efforts to better include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex …

Telefilm Canada: a feature film portfolio to reflect the country’s diversity

With a focus on how it can enhance existing diversity initiatives, Telefilm Canada has announced its goal to build by 2020 a representative and diversified feature film portfolio that better reflects Canada’s population. Telefilm has partnered with …