Who’s in charge: Why aren’t there more women in leadership roles? (UBC Dialogues: Vancouver)

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?

Moderator

Gloria Macarenko – Host, Our Vancouver & Host, CBC Radio One’s The Story from Here

Panelists

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

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