Catalyst has released its 2012 Financial Post 500 Women Senior Officers and Top Earners census report, which tracks women’s advancement into senior leadership positions among Canada’s Financial Post 500 companies. The results of the 2012 report are grim, finding no significant increase in the representation of women among senior officers or top earners at these companies.
The key findings in the report include:
- The number of women holding Financial Post 500 (FP500) senior officer positions increased by just 0.4% since the last Catalyst Census conducted in 2012. Today, women hold 18.1% of FP500 senior officer positions.
- More than one out of three (35.9%) of public FP500 companies have no female senior officers.
- There was no significant increase in the number of female top earners at public FP500 companies which grew from 6.2% to 6.9% since the 2010 Catalyst Census.
- Fewer than one in four (21.7%) public companies have 25% or more women senior officers, showing no increase since the 2010 Catalyst Census.
- The finance and insurance, retail trade, and utilities industries have the highest representation of women senior officers.
The image below shows the breakdown of women’s roles in Canada’s Financial Post 500:
You can follow the link above to download the full report and view the appendices which include lists of companies with 25% or more women in senior office positions as well as companies with zero female senior officers. There is also a breakdown by province/territory and industry.