CALGARY, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women,
today held a roundtable discussion with local business leaders,
corporate executives and community decision-makers to discuss ways to
promote women's leadership and participation on boards of directors.
"Women are a vital part of our country's economy, and are consistently
proving their value in the management ranks of businesses large and
small," said Minister Ambrose. "Increasing opportunities for women to
serve on corporate boards makes good business sense for Canadian women
and for Canada's economy."
Economic Action Plan 2012 announces the creation of an advisory council of leaders from the
private and public sectors to promote women's participation on
corporate boards. Minister Ambrose will work with the private sector to
promote the participation of women on boards, to champion their
leadership and to link corporations to a network of women with
professional skills and experience
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
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Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
Director General, Communications and
Status of Women Canada
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