Archives by Tag 'Janet McFarland'

Bold Move by Teachers

By - Last updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In case you missed it,  Ontario Teachers Pension Plan is calling for the OSC to require all public companies to have at least three women on their boards after a transition period (which it suggests setting at 2020) or be delisted.  Teachers says they don't expect any of the voluntary type options which have been suggested for increasing the number of women on boards, for example, "comply or explain"  to have much impact. The link below is to Janet McFarland's article in today's Globe and Mail which provides more detail.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/companies-should-have-3-women-directors-or-face-delisting-teachers/article14721742/   I love bold moves and I love this one, in particular!! In my mind, this is leadership and demonstrates how a major organization can have an impact on the world in ...

Babes on Boards

By - Last updated: Monday, December 3, 2012

There has been much written about the issue of women on boards or to put it more bluntly the lack of progress in terms of increasing the numbers of women on boards. In case you missed Board Games, the Globe's 11th Annual Corporate Governance Rankings in last Monday's (November 26) paper, I have included several links below for your ease of reference, together with some brief introductory comments.   The first link is to a column by Janet McFarland titled Women's Work with the subtitle: "From formal legal quotas to the power of moral suasion, companies grapple with a governance issue that has proven nettlesome -- and for qualified women, frustrating. Diversity champions say there is more at stake than ...

Advice:How To Climb The Ladder

By - Last updated: Monday, July 4, 2011

This is the final piece of advice from the series "Advice:How to Climb the Ladder" which was written by Janet McFarland as part of the October 2010 series by the Globe and Mail which comprised a number of articles about Women in Power. The component written by Ms McFarland comprised advice from a number of senior Canadian women which I thought was excellent.   The following is from Annette Verschuren, Former President of Home Depot   "I think to young people: Go to other countries. Learn another language. It really doesn't matter what it is, but learn another language whether you want to learn French or German or Mandarin. I think it's really important to learn about other cultures and other societies. You have such a greater ...

Advice:How To Climb The Ladder

By - Last updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This is another piece of advice from the series "Advice:How to Climb the Ladder" which was written by Janet McFarland as part of the October 2010 series by the Globe and Mail which comprised a number of articles about Women in Power. The component written by Ms McFarland comprised advice from a number of senior Canadian women which I thought was excellent.   The following is from Elyse Allan, President and CEO General Electric Canada   "What I have always done is make sure that every interaction I have with people is one I can go back to, and I guess by virtue of that you build a network."   I would love you to share your thoughts and comments in the Comments section below!!