Burnaby Board of Trade Makes the Case for More Women in Corporate Boardrooms with New Policy Proposal

The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is making the business case for greater gender diversity on corporate boards as a way of driving economic growth and is calling for provincial action in a new policy released today.

The BBOT’s new policy is calling for BC to take several steps to encourage greater gender diversity including: implementing gender diversity disclosure rules, requiring companies actively consider women for vacant board positions, and setting provincial gender diversity goals for BC’s business community to strive towards.

The BBOT will be presenting this policy to the provincial government and seeking support from the 125 other Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce in the province at the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM later this month.

This policy was developed by the BBOT’s Women’s Business Success Network.  Click here to find out more about this program and its various activities including events, committees and public policy development.

Read the full policy proposal below or click here.