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More women than ever now holding top corporate jobs in Canada

Staff Writer |
Gender diversity at the top of Canadian corporations is coming incrementally, but a tipping point may soon be within sight, according to the 12th annual report from global talent acquisition firm Rosenzweig & Company.

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Each year, the Rosenzweig Report on Women at the Top Levels of Corporate Canada tracks how many women hold the highest executive positions at Canada's 100 biggest publicly-traded companies.

These leaders of industry – CEOs, CFOs and others – are critical when it comes to changing corporate culture and enhancing diversity.

There are now 48 women in these key positions, up from 42 the previous year (a 14.3% increase) and more than double the 23 women with those jobs in the first Rosenzweig Report in 2006.

Women now hold 9.02% of these important jobs, compared to 7.9% a year ago, and only 4.62% in 2006.

The annual Rosenzweig Report tracks the largest publicly-traded companies in Canada based on annual revenue ranging from $47 billion down to $2.4 billion.

Each of these companies is required to file with regulators management circulars with names and compensation of the top five or more executives.

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