2014
Author: 
McLean, D.
Publisher: 
Ottawa: The Centre for Excellence for Women's Advancement, the Conference Board of Canada
Pages: 
20
Type: 
Report
Area of focus: 
Business Case

This easy to read report, prepared by the Conference Board of Canada for Canadian government ministers, outlines the business case for women's inclusion in all levels of the workforce, and across all sectors. It highlights: an expected future skill shortage, and the positive impacts of gender diversity in terms of hiring and retaining talent; competitive advantage in the labour, financial investment and customer markets; improved decision-making; and higher return on investment in personnel.

The report describes how workplace culture can exclude or include women, and provides several examples of "success stories" of women's inclusion, as well as tips and suggestions for actions. A 20-question self-assessment framework is included for evaluating a workplace's culture.