For decades women have been fighting for workplace equality, and in many sectors, progress has been made. But in boardrooms and executive offices across the country, there remains a noticeable absence of women in senior leadership positions. What lies behind this gender imbalance? Is it due to deeply-ingrained biases by those making the appointments? Or are some women choosing to forgo leadership opportunities for career paths that offer greater flexibility?
Gloria Macarenko – Host, Our Vancouver & Host, CBC Radio One’s The Story from Here
Jennifer Berdahl – Montalbano Professor of Leadership Studies: Women and Diversity, UBC’s Sauder School of Business
Maninder Dhaliwal, MASc’02 – Vice-President, Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation
Anne Giardini, LLB’84, QC – Director, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
John Montalbano, BCom’88 – Chief Executive Officer, RBC Global Asset Management; Chair, UBC Board of Governors
Martha Piper, LLD’07, OC, OBC – Corporate Director; Past President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC