The 30% Club was established in the United Kingdom in 2010 by Helena Morrissey, chief executive of Newton Investment Management and has established chapters across the globe.
Vision: Gender balance on boards not only encourages better leadership and governance, but diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.
Mission: Develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to the mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.
Values: The 30% Club approach - collaborative, concerted business-led efforts - can help accelerate progress towards better gender balance at all levels of organisations. The 30% Club does not believe mandatory quotas are the right approach. Instead, 30% Club supports a voluntary approach in order to realise meaningful, sustainable change.
The 30% Club runs a number of very specific and targeted initiatives that look to broaden the pipeline of women at all levels, from “schoolroom to boardroom”. It is also working to bring about real transformation by:
Recognizing Canada’s distinct corporate governance framework, the aim of 30% Club Canada is to include both board Chairs and CEOs to achieve better gender balance at board level, as well at senior management levels. In order to achieve this, the 30% Club Canada is working closely with Catalyst and their important Catalyst Accord initiative.
By joining 30% Club Canada, Boyden publicly pledges our support for the notion that it is good business practice to have women holding 30% of board seats and share the aspiration to collectively reach this goal. We are committed to excellence in leadership and value diversity as an essential force towards achieving this commitment.