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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. …

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Organizations and individuals recognized for their outstanding diversity efforts in the workplace or the community.


Proven tips, tools & strategies that can effectively transform a workforce or an entire organization.


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Easy, common sense steps for engaging a diverse workforce or creating a culture of inclusion.

Rainbow ‘wellies’

The University of York Boat Club in England is changing team rules to foster LGBTQ inclusion by wearing rainbow wellies. The rain boots represent the club’s commitment to diversity and continued efforts to ensure that …

Top 4 ways to achieve leadership diversity

There are definite steps that organizations can take to improve leadership diversity, according to David Luna, past president of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives. Here are the top four:
1. Mentoring: Senior leaders, who have …

Wearable Mobility Device for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Toyota

Mobility is empowering. That’s why Toyota is working to develop a wearable device for the blind and visually impaired that will help them do more with greater freedom, independence and confidence. Called Project BLAID, it …

In celebration of International Women’s Day….Victoria Kaspi

Victoria Kaspi is the director of the McGill Space Institute. She is this year’s winner of the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal, making her the first woman to win Canada’s top prize for science and engineering. Congratulations, …

Top 4 advantages of gender-diverse teams

Research by the Gallup Business Journal suggests that gender-diverse teams perform better than single-gender teams and to reap the bottom-line benefits that diversity can bring, business leaders must:

Identify business units that are less gender diverse.
Develop …

The Cost of Unbalanced Gender Representation

New research presented at the 110th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association showed that women in occupations with 85% male workforces had a dysfunctional release of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, whereas women in fields …

We Can {Code} IT Boot Camp

This ‘boot camp’-style coding program not only teaches computer coding but resume development, mock interviews, networking with possible future employers and job placement too, on either a full-time or part-time basis. While the classes are open to …

Ryerson to celebrate the strength of Black Canadian women

Ryerson University will honour the extraordinary achievements of Black women from the university’s campus and in the community at the 8th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 7.
The recipients, selected by a …

Diversity in the Workplace Can Be a Reality, Says New Study

The current outcry for more diversity in the entertainment industry has fueled interest in how to increase diversity in the workplace.  New research from Columbia Business School examines methods that hinder diversity in the workplace, and recommends …

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2016

Now entering its 10th year,Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five …