Women in the workplace - status, trends & best practices

TORONTO, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ - International Women's Day invites us to celebrate women's achievements but also reminds us that, despite decades of progress, Canadian women are still struggling to find true equality in the workplace in terms of opportunity, leadership and pay.  

Consulting firm, Great Place to Work® (GPTW) conducts the world's largest annual workplace survey; the results of which are featured every year as Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies (USA) and The Globe & Mail's list of 100 Best Workplaces (Canada). The study represents over 10 million employees' voices.

GPTW undertook an extensive research project to examine the ways in which men and women experience the workplace differently. The study concludes that women in Canada continue to face stereotypes and subtle, systemic inequities in the workplace. However, the research also highlights the innovative ways in which Canada's Best Workplaces are narrowing that gap.

Want an insider's look at the Best Workplaces in Canada?

March 8th, GPTW will release the specific practices that have been shown to make a measurable impact for women in the workplace. Two versions of the report are available. Download Report Here


  1. Recruiting practices used in the Best Workplaces to find top female talent.
  2. Insider's look at what the best are doing to develop female talent
  3. Are your maternity practices and policies sufficient?
  4. Parental leave? What does this mean for dads?
  5. Is work-life balance a women's issue? Flexibility and the Best Workplaces?


SOURCE Great Place To Work(R) Institute Canada

For further information: Toronto/ GTA, Nancy Fonseca, SVP, Nancy.Fonseca@greatplacetowork.com, Phone: (905) 601-2345; National/ Western, Alison Grenier, Manager/author, Alison.Grenier@greatplacetowork.com, Phone: (250) 681-7766


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