Burnaby Board of Trade Joins “50/30 Challenge” To Support Diversity and Inclusion; Relaunches ‘Women’s Business Success Network’
Today, the Burnaby Board of Trade, one of the largest chambers of commerce and business associations in the province, is joining the “50/30 Challenge
” to support diversity and inclusion in the business community.
The “50/30 Challenge”, launched by the federal government last month, is an initiative to help support diversity in the business community. Participants commit to strive for both gender parity (50%) on their Board of Directors, as well as significant representation (30%) of other under-represented groups.
Having achieved gender parity on our board several years ago, and having been a leading voice amongst the chamber of commerce network advocating for greater diversity on corporate boards
, the Burnaby Board of Trade is eager to participate in and support this important initiative.
The Burnaby Board of Trade is also pleased to have relaunched its own Women’s Business Success Network (WBSN) earlier today at a special panel discussion on women’s leadership. The WBSN is a network of professionals, both women and men, who are interested in supporting women in business.
The WBSN will hold programming — such as today’s Women Mean Business panel — designed to educate, connect and inspire its members, and members can contribute to a managing committee which will discuss issues and develop policies that can further support women in business. For more information, or to join the WBSN, click here.