Women in business

Electronics technician, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio (LOC)Today is International Women’s Day. Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the impact that women have on the world of business.

In Canada, women represent 47,3% of the workforce, but only 14% of the members of ruling boards for the country’s 500 largest firms, and occupy 3,6% of high-level management positions.

We could stop the conversation here and comment the small part played by women in steering big companies in Canada. Women are still half of the work force in Canada. Even if they are not in the highest leadership roles, women do have a strong impact on business.

From the administration perspective, most firms rely on women to keep things running smoothly: from human resources to invoicing to payroll and accounting, women are the backbone of business.

So today, let’s take a minute to recognize how lost we would be without women in our business.

To know more aboure Internaitonal Women’s Day, go there.

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