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A range of talent, experience and skill in the boardroom drives performance. Studies show that boards with a variety of voices at the table achieve significantly better financial results as well as perform better on non-financial parameters.  Members of the Student Council are leaders of tomorrow and as a diverse group, these trailblazers play a critical role breaking ground in the land of opportunities. They are pioneers with stories worth telling.

Source: Mulligan-Ferry, Liz, Mark J. Bartkiewicz, Rachel Soares, Amrita Singh, and Imogene Winkleman, 2013 Catalyst Census: Financial Post 500 Women Board Directors. New York: Catalyst, 2014.
http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/2013-catalyst-census-financial-post-500-women-board-directors-0

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Leadership improves with diversity. Organizations greatly benefit from having a diverse leadership team throughout the organizational structure, resulting in increased organizational effectiveness and improved financial performance. As successful leaders, Yellowknife's trailblazers play a critical role breaking ground in the land of opportunities. They are pioneers with stories worth telling.

  • % of women in leadership roles throughout company, from CEO's to team leaders.  50% (1)
  • % female senior leaders: 25% (2)
  • % female CEO's: 3% (2)

Sources:

(1)    http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/08/05/companies-do-better-with-women-leaders-but-women-need-more-confidence-to-lead-study-says/#457ac7e92840

(2)    http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/corporate/secure/en/Documents/2015-GWEL-Scorecard-Executive-Summary.pdf

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Our Trailblazers Julie SchindelOur Trailblazer Amana Abdelmagid

Diversity is good for business. More and more women are pursuing the path of entrepreneurship. Women and men owned businesses differ on a number of distinct characteristics, and opportunities for economic growth are missed if both parties are not present at the table. As successful business owners, Yellowknife's trailblazers play a critical role breaking ground in the land of opportunities. They are pioneers with stories worth telling.

Jobs provided by SME businesses in Canada - 99% (1)

% of Canada's small to medium-size enterprises wholly owned by women - 16% (2,3)

% of Self-employed entrepreneurs that are women -  37% (2,4)

 Sources:

(1) https://www.td.com/document/PDF/economics/special/SmallBusiness2016.pdf

(2) https://www.td.com/document/PDF/economics/special/WomenEntrepreneurs.pdf

(3) Industry Canada's 2011 Survey on Financing of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

(4) Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada, https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/061.nsf/eng/03028.html

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