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Stuck in the waiting room: Why women and minority groups are still underrepresented in top management

November 1, 2023

This is an excerpt of an article written for The Conversation by Louise Champoux-Paillé, executive-in-residence and co-director of the Lorenzetti Centre for Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership; and Anne-Marie Croteau, dean of the John Molson School of Business.

Arena of empty green seats with one red seat Photo by Veronica Benavides on Unsplash

Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of research looking at how well women are represented in top companies. The findings continue to be distressing.

Whether in Canada or the United States, the proportion of women in top management in large organizations still hovers around five per cent.

Can we expect this percentage to increase over the next few years? Will today’s pool of up-and-coming female talent ensure a substantial increase in the number of female CEOs, or will other strategies be required to change the game?

As dean of the John Molson School of Business and a decades-long expert on the place of women in the upper echelons of the business world, we are interested in explaining the current standstill.

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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