Description: This past week a study revealed that only 5% of Canadian tech companies have been founded by females. A similar 5% have a female CEO with females representing only 13% of the executive team. Further, 53% of these tech companies had no female executives. About a month ago, the Canadian Security Administrators released a study showing that in the broader economy, 62 % of companies had female representation as part of the executive team, illustrating a disconnect between the tech industry and other Canadian firms.
Date: November 2, 2017
1) Why do you think this discrepancy exists between tech firms and other companies?
2) What advantages could tech companies garner by bringing more females into the executive suite?
3) What might be some strategies to address this discrepancy?