Faces of Calgary boards changing for the better


www.calgaryherald.com | Posted December 12, 2014

By Arden Dalik

I’ve consulted to, and worked with, boards and executive teams for many years. I recently joked to a colleague that unlike everywhere else, I’ve never had to stand in line at the women’s washroom outside a boardroom. In fact, for years I generally had them all to myself.

Fortunately, the faces in our Canadian boardrooms are changing.

To steal a phrase I heard at a recent conference, boards are still predominately “male, stale and pale,” although there’s been a definite shift. Accompanying that change in the makeup of our corporate boards is a noticeable change in the — pardon the pun — “richness” of the discussion.

While I’ve worked with many, many brilliant board members over the years, I’ve found that as each board has broadened its member demographics…read more>


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