By Julius Melnitzer for Financial Post
Sep 18, 2012
McCarthy Tétrault has become the first Canadian law firm to sign the Catalyst Accord, which aims to expands opportunities for women in business.
The firm is partnering with Catalyst in calling on Canadian corporations to increase the overall proportion of FP500 board seats held by women to 25 percent by 2017.
“McCarthy Tétrault has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to diversity, including developing the conditions for women to advance and succeed at our firm and in our industry,” said Marc-André Blanchard, McCarthy Tétrault’s Chair and CEO and member of the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board, in a press release. “By signing the Catalyst Accord, we are publicly committing that women will continue to be well represented on our Board of Partners and our Leadership Team. We hope that other companies, including our colleagues in the industry, will follow suit.” Read more>>