MEDIA ADVISORY: The Business Case for Women on Corporate Boards Catalyst COO, Deborah Gillis; Manulife past Chair, Gail Cook-Bennett; and BMO CEO, Bill Downe, to lead panel discussion at Toronto Region Board of Trade TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 -- News Media are invited to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, on Wednesday, May 15 at 8 a.m. EDT, to hear Gail Cook-Bennett, past Chair of the Board, Manulife Financial, Deborah Gillis, COO, Catalyst Inc., and Bill Downe, President & CEO, BMO Financial Group, discuss the merits of increasing the representation of women on corporate boards. Panellists will discuss: -- The business case for women in leadership and how a higher representation of women on boards improves the bottom line; -- How organizations can benefit from having a higher representation of women, and how the added skills and perspectives produce positive business results; -- Ways to address inequalities, for example with the Catalyst Accord, a call to action for Canadian businesses to increase the overall proportion of board seats held by women in Canada to 25% by 2017. Who: Gail Cook-Bennett, Past Chair of the Board, Manulife Financial Bill Downe, President & CEO, BMO Financial Group Deborah Gillis, COO, Catalyst Inc. When: Wednesday May 15, 2013 8:00 a.m. Panel discussion Media availability to follow Where: Toronto Region Board of Trade Downtown Centre, 4th floor 1 First Canadian Place (use 77 Adelaide St. W. entrance) Contacts: For News Media Enquiries: Toronto Region Board of Trade Matthew Kofsky 416-862-4558 firstname.lastname@example.org BMO Financial Group Ralph Marranca (416) 867-3996 email@example.com Catalyst Negin Neghabat-Wolthoff (416) 645 5867 firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA ADVISORY: The Business Case for Women on Corporate Boards
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