Gender parity within organizations is unquestionably one of the hot topics of the day. In this program, learn more about the state of play in Canada and around the world.
In addition to presenting the main reasons to increase efforts towards gender parity, this interactive workshop will introduce a number of steps to achieve gender equality goals within your organization.
In this webinar, you will also learn about The Women in Governance Parity Certification. The Certification serves to help Canadian organizations increase the representation of women in roles where women have historically been underrepresented and in senior management positions. This innovative standard not only assesses parity at the decision-making level of organizations but also assesses the organization's commitment to the implementation of mechanisms that enable women at all levels of the organization's hierarchy to achieve career advancement and create a pipeline of female talent.
The purposes of this webinar is to explain in detail why this Certification is important, as well as explain the features of an organization that is successful in moving the needle towards parity. It will also debunk some of the myths or excuses as to why we do not see equal representation of women in organizations. Finally, it will define the value of the Parity Certification as a tool to assess the current state of the organization and determine what tactical measures can be put in place to close the critical gaps as expeditiously as possible, and how to ensure this is not an isolated event but something that is sustainable over time.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the current status of gender parity in the workplace - in Canada, the United States and other parts of the world.
- Understand the main reasons for increasing or maintaining efforts to achieve parity in organizations in Canada.
- Become aware of what is not working.
- Gain knowledge of some particularly meaningful measures to achieve parity in organizations and the results that these measures have generated (particularly, the Women in Governance's Parity Certification Process).
Who should attend?
All human resources and industrial relations professionals interested in the concept of gender equality in organizations.