The Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC) is accepting applications for 2016 Diversity 50 - Canada’s only national database of qualified, diverse candidates for corporate board of director appointments.
In 2015, CBDC added 50 new corporate leaders to its database after the fourth nationwide search for qualified, diverse candidates for corporate board of director appointments. We now have a pool of 200 candidates. We are proud to have 25 FP500 and Fortune 500 appointments from our Diversity 50 initiative.
This year, the Council in collaboration with the 10 Diversity 50 Presidents, CEOs and Chairs, will add another 50 candidates to the list, creating what we consider the definitive resource of diverse, board-ready candidates. If you have the qualifications to serve on an FP500 board and are interested in being considered for the 2016 Diversity 50, please click here.
Deadline for applications is May 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. The Council will release its next Diversity 50 list in the fall of 2016 and will facilitate introductions for our Members’ boards and executive teams at that time.
For any questions, please dial-in to one of three teleconferences:
|Date & Time||Dial-In||Meeting No.|
|1. March 10th 2:00 – 3:00PM EST||1-877-668-4490||666 838 527#|
|2. April 11th 1:00 – 2:00PM EST||1-877-668-4490||669 090 741#|
|3. May 12th 12:00 – 1:00PM EST||1-877-668-4490||665 791 361#|
Diversity 50 is designed to help corporate directors identify board-ready diverse candidates beyond their own networks. How do we define diversity? The Council’s definition expands the traditional board definition of industry experience, management experience, functional area of expertise, education, geography and age to also include such considerations as gender, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities.
"More and more Canadian organizations recognize that diversity of experience and knowledge on their Boards of Directors is a key driver of competitive success, and the Diversity 50 initiative is a highly effective resource for corporate Canada. What sets the Diversity 50 apart is the extensive due diligence conducted by the CBDC and the 10 participating Diversity 50 CEOs in selecting the final candidates. Candidates selected are truly board-ready. It is an honour to be associated with such a prestigious and accomplished group," says 2012 Diversity 50 Candidate Katherine Rethy, who was elected to the boards of Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (2015) and Toromont Inc. (2013) since her appointment to CBDC's Diversity 50.
"Gaining recognition is an important step to develop relationship with people that can refer you to potential board seat. Diversity-50 is a great way to achieve this objective. It puts forward the name of diverse corporate directors with the required experience for board responsibilities. It helped me land an interview with radio-Canada on the topic of board diversity which greatly increased my reputation as a corporate director." Says, Josee Morin, a Diversity 50 candidate from 2015.
We are grateful to Deloitte Canada Managing Partner and Chief Executive Frank Vettese and the nine other CEOs who have developed and vetted the qualification criteria for Diversity 50 in collaboration with the Council.
We invite your organization to join the Council and mitigate the risk to your business of not having the diversity of thought and experience at the table to drive shareholder value.
For further assistance please contact Paul-Emile McNab, Manager, Research at 416-361-1475 x 251 or email@example.com
Thanks to the 10 CEOs and their organizations who are supporting and sponsoring the Diversity 50 initiative.
President and Chief Executive OfficerCoast Capital Savings
PresidentSun Life Financial Canada
President and Chief Executive OfficerTELUS
President and Chief Executive OfficerPostmedia Network
President and Chief Executive OfficerIAMGOLD
PresidentFedEx Express Canada
Global Vice Chair and Chairman, CanadaNorton Rose Fulbright
President and Chief Executive OfficerHydro-Québec
Managing Partner and Chief ExecutiveDeloitte
President and Chief Executive OfficerSuncor Energy
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JP Gladu elected to Ontario Power Generation Inc., November 2015
Katherine Rethy elected to Board of Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, July 2015
Annalisa King elected to Board of North West Company Inc., November 2014
Laura Dottori elected to Board of Teck Resources, November 2014
Heather Nicol elected to Board of Genworth MI Canada Inc., June 2014
Sarah Raiss elected to Board of Loblaw Companies Limited, May 2014
Sarah Raiss elected to Board of Vermilion Energy Inc., March 2014
Sarah Davis elected to Board of AGF Management Limited, January 2014
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Sue Lee elected to Board of Bonavista Energy Corporation, November 2013
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Sarah Kavanagh elected to Board of HudBay Minerals Inc., July 2013 and WPT Industrial REIT, April 26, 2013
Katherine Rethy elected to Toromont Inc. board, July 2013
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Laura Formusa elected to board of Equitable Life of Canada, June 2013
Catherine Hughes Board of Statoil, July 2013; elected to Precision Drilling Corporation, May 2013
Janet De Silva elected to Intact Financial (TSE:IFC), May 2013
Beth Horowitz elected to Board of Aimia, December 2012
Linda Kuga Pikulin elected to Board of Enersource, December 2012
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