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Female general counsel gain ground on company boards, says Blakes study

Thursday, June 01, 2017 @ 10:31 AM | By Paula Kulig

Female general counsel in Canada have made significant inroads on the boards of companies, outperforming their male counterparts, according to a new study by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Alison Jeffrey, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLPThe study found that in 2016, women made up 59 per cent of general counsel sitting on the boards of publicly listed companies, compared with 41 per cent for men — exceeding gender parity. The numbers are almost a complete turnaround from a year earlier, when men comprised 55 per cent...