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Second Annual “Alberta Women on Boards” Index Reveals Largest Companies Increasing Gender Diversity

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Oct 06, 2016

On October 6, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) and the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business (Haskayne) announced the results of the second annual Alberta Women on Boards Index.

Findings of the study, as of September 15, 2016, include:

  • 32 per cent of new board directors of TSX-listed Alberta issuers appointed in 2016 are women, an increase from 22 per cent in 2015.
  • Women account for eight per cent of NEOs for TSX-listed Alberta issuers.
  • The province’s largest companies are leaders in diversifying their boards; women now hold 23 per cent of board positions at Alberta companies included in the TSX 60.
    • Seven of the 10 new board members appointed to these companies in the last year are women.
    • All of these companies have at least two female directors on their board.
  • Women hold 11 per cent of board positions of all TSX-listed Alberta issuers, an increase from nine per cent in 2015.
  • The number of TSXV-listed board positions held by women has remained steady at four per cent over the last three years.
  • Women hold the Chair position on the boards of seven Alberta issuers.

Review the press release and report on the ASC's website.

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