A new report says just five per cent of Canadian technology companies have a female founder and a similar fraction have a woman as CEO, figures which suggest the industry's gender diversity is lagging other sectors.
The study, co-authored by PwC, the MaRS Discovery district and non-profit MoveTheDial, also showed that women comprise 13 per cent of the average Canadian tech company's executive team while 53 per cent of firms do not have any female executives.
The chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, Maureen Jensen, said last week that it might be time to strengthen its measures to get more women on boards after little progress. The OSC does not have the authority to impose a specific target or quota for gender diversity, but she said the regulator is looking at options such as requiring companies to set a target and disclose progress meeting it.
So, the government vagina can't set a quota for vaginas but she'll require the companies to set such a quota and then monitor the "progress". Surely, this will help the companies and the culture within them as people are hired on the basis of zero testicles.
Also, perhaps, the government can take a look at the following professions in Canada in which vaginas are under 2% of the workforce:
- Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
- Truck and Bus Mechanics
- Steamfitters and Pipefitters
- Electrical Power Line Workers
- Refrigeration and A.C. Mechanics
- Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters
- Automotive Service Technicians
Oddly enough, I've never seen feminists clamor for "gender diversity" when it comes to those mentioned jobs. Hmm...maybe, women just aren't interested in those positions. Maybe, they freely choose jobs that aren't harsh, stressful, dirty or dangerous. Maybe ... that's why they don't make as much money as men.