On-Demand Webcast: Gender Parity in Our Organizations: What Measures Translate into Meaningful Results?

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Starts:09/27/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:09/27/2056 8:00 AM

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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.


Learning objectives:

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. 

Speaker bio(s)
Caroline Codsi

A passionate and strategic leader, Caroline Codsi has had a successful career in the corporate world of over 25 years including the past decade in VP and SVP roles within major organizations. < br> Caroline founded Women in Governance in 2010 (aka La Gouvernance au Féminin), a non-for-profit organization with mission to encourage women to develop their leadership, advance their career and sit on boards. She dedicates her life to all matters relating to the access of women to executive roles and board positions in the corporate world in Canada as well as women’s equality rights everywhere in the world.
A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline is the recipient of Awards from the Quebec Business Women Network, the Arab Women Trophy and Premières en Affaires among others. She was recognized as a Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, Top 75 Canadian Immigrants and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is also the recipient of a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations’ Women National Committee, a Leadership Award from the Mercuriades (Quebec’s Federation of chambers of commerce) and a Leader of the decade for diversity & inclusion award from New Delhi’s Women Economic Forum.

Nicole Piggott

Co-chair of Women in Governance’s Parity Certification Committee and HR Director, Business Aircraft at Bombardier, with 25 years HR Senior Leadership experience with RioTinto, FedEx Canada and RBC Royal Bank. Nicole has a unique blend of expertise leading national strategic people and business initiatives and human resources operations to ensure a high performing engaged workforce. Expert at developing a world-class, efficient human resources organization through the alignment of technology, systems, policy and practices and contributing to the achievement of current and long-term business and people objectives. Nicole has applied her Business and HR experience to her Board positions as Treasurer at Impact and Head of Governance and Policy Committee at the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec Foundation.