'Where Maa Gurrrrlz At?': Diversity and Gender in the Law Firm and on Corporate Boards

Kathleen Killin
2015 Social Science Research Network  
Today, women account for 50% of graduates from university programs in Canada and abroad. Traditional gender roles are a growing "thing of the past" with women taking on more responsibility and leadership positions within law and business. However, a gap still remains between the sexes in partner track and directorships. This paper explores regulatory bodies, both in law and finance, which have voiced for change and sparked conversation to bridge this gap. As one will find, major successes have
more » ... jor successes have occurred in recent years, however a commitment must be maintained in order to continue to advance gender diversity in law and business. Abstract Today, women account for 50% of graduates from university programs in Canada and abroad. Traditional gender roles are a growing "thing of the past" with women taking on more responsibility and leadership positions within law and business. However, a gap still remains between the sexes in partner track and directorships. This paper explores regulatory bodies, both in law and finance, which have voiced for change and sparked conversation to bridge this gap. As one will find, major successes have occurred in recent years, however a commitment must be maintained in order to continue to advance gender diversity in law and business.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2730629 fatcat:x26cqtztejhdllwdodr3xy7fzy