Carleton Announces $1- Million Donation from RBC to support the Carleton Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work

Carleton Announces $1- Million Donation from RBC to support the Carleton 
Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work 
OTTAWA, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Carleton University today announced a $1 
million, 10-year commitment from RBC to the Centre for Research and Education 
on Women and Work (CREWW) at the Sprott School of Business to continue its 
important work on diversity and the advancement of women in the workplace. 
RBC has a longstanding relationship supporting CREWW, which was launched in 
1992 to facilitate and disseminate cutting-edge research on women and the 
workplace, build bridges to the community and offer innovative programs to 
develop Canadian business leaders. 
The funds will contribute to new research on workplace diversity to better 
understand the obstacles that may be keeping employees from reaching their 
full potential. The donation will also support a distance education program 
delivered by Carleton's Management Development Program for Women (MDPW) and a 
speakers' series on women in management, with additional support for another 
leadership lecture series at the Sprott School of Business. 
"We are grateful to RBC for its valuable support and leadership," said 
Carleton President Roseann O'Reilly Runte. "This program profoundly influences 
the lives and careers of these students, enabling their professional 
advancement and a significant impact on regional and national economic 
"RBC is proud to make this $1 million commitment to the Carleton Centre for 
Research and Education on Women and Work and we are confident that with this 
donation, the Centre will strengthen the advancement of women in the 
workplace," said Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC. "We believe 
that achieving gender equality is both the smart thing and the right thing to 
do, and this focus has made us a more competitive, relevant organization for 
our clients and employees, and a better corporate citizen for the communities 
we serve." 
"Working with business to make a difference in our community is a key goal of 
the Centre," said Lorraine Dyke, Director of CREWW and a Sprott faculty 
member. "RBC is a leader on gender and diversity issues and it is a privilege 
to be able to continue to partner with such a progressive organization on this 
important work of breaking down barriers." 
Today's donation is part of the RBC's recognition of International Women's 
Day. RBC is a strong advocate of women entrepreneurs, women in leadership, 
women in public life and those in community leadership. The bank is also 
committed to advancing the cause of women both in their workplace and in their 
"Our hope is that others in the business community will make similar 
commitments to help make a difference for women in the communities in which we 
live and work," said Jeff Boyd, Regional President, Ontario North and East, 
The Management Development Program for Women, unique in Canada, has a 20-year 
track record of success and is a proven career accelerator for women. 
Carleton's goal is to take the success of this program online, offering it 
nationally as a distance education program that can reach women in remote 
communities, particularly Aboriginal women, who are assuming leadership roles 
with little support. 
With the support of the Royal Bank Visiting Chair on Women and Work, Carleton 
conducted three major research initiatives between 1996 and 2003 that led to a 
deeper understanding of women in the workplace and career development. These 
projects resulted in three major conferences, two books and multiple research 
For more information on CREWW and the Management Development Program for 
Women, please visit:
For more information on RBC's efforts to advance women in the workplace, the 
marketplace and the communities check out the RBC Diversity Blueprint™ or 
visit the Community & Sustainability section of 
About Carleton University:
Located in the nation's capital, Carleton University is a dynamic research and 
teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally 
recognized faculty, staff and researchers provide more than 25,000 full- and 
part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the 
world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study, including 
public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology, and 
international studies. Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary and 
international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and 
creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy 
and the arts. As an innovative institution Carleton is uniquely committed to 
developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of 
knowledge and understanding daily. 
About RBC Community and Sustainability:
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under 
the master brand name RBC. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time 
employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and 
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other 
countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and 
environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012 - 2013 Dow Jones 
Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi Social 
Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC is one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one 
of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and among the Global 100 
Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. 
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, 
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed more 
than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community 
investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships. 
Christopher Cline, Carleton Communications, 613-520-2600, ext. 1391 Chris De 
Vito, RBC Communications, 613-564-2120 André Roberts, RBC Communications, 
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