Organizations that have at least 30% women in leadership roles are 12x more likely to excel financially. (DDI Women in Leadership, 2016)
Strong female leaders provide Diversity of Thought, which breeds Innovation and Collaboration. (DDI Women in Leadership, 2016)
Paying more attention to the gender gap is critical to our economy as, 84% of companies will be negatively impacted by lack of quality leaders over the next 2 - 4 years and women with access to development programs are 11% more engaged and 67% less likely to leave. (Brandon Hall Group, 2015)
Most admired companies have 2x more women in senior management. (Fortune, 2016)
Diversity companies forge stronger bonds with customers in two respects: (1) Reaching key purchasing decision makers; (2) Taking a customer perspective. (Diversity Matters, 2015)
Achieving gender parity would add $28 trillion to the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2015. (DDI Women in Leadership, 2016)
Exciting progress is taking place as more women around the world are self organizing to work together to solve this problem. SheEO Inc. is one amazing example of what's possible.
We are proud SheEO Activators.
Lead by Electricity Human Resources Canada, the Accord is a public commitment by employers, educators, unions and governments to promote the values of diversity and inclusion within their organizations.
Women Leadership Nation is proud to announce we are Accord Advocates
“The Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity in the Electricity Industry is a public commitment by employers, educators, unions and governments to promote the values of diversity, equality and inclusion throughout their work. Whether it’s through recruitment, retention, career progression or training and development, all our signatories are committed to improving opportunities for women in the electricity industry. The signatories to this accord recognize and confirm united action to expand the breadth and depth of the skilled workforce; ensure that women are informed of the opportunities available in the sector; and, once in the sector, are fully supported and provided with equal opportunities to grow and develop to their full potential.”
Engineers Canada has committed to increasing the percentage of newly licensed Canadian engineers that are women to 30% by the year 2030. Currently, The number of newly licensed women engineers varies across Canada, with the highest percentage being in PEI (25%) and the lowest in the Yukon (12.5%). Overall, women make up less than 12% of practicing licensed engineers.
The Campaign launched in Denmark on May 24th at the 2018 Clean Energy Ministerial meeting. With EHRC's help and support, NRCan has developed a way forward that allows existing signatories to the Leadership Accord for Gender Diversity participate in Equal by 30 seamlessly. NRCan recognizes the exemplary work being done by employers in our sector and as such the Accord continues to be the main framework of diversity and inclusion for the electricity sector.
Just image what’s possible with a fully engaged workforce