Are quotas necessary for gender parity in corporate boardrooms?

Aaron Dhir

Aaron Dhir, Osgoode Hall Law School professor

TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 – The Ontario Securities Commission is hosting a roundtable today to review corporate disclosures pertaining to women in the corporate boardroom and executive suite. How far have we come in diversifying the upper echelons of corporate Canada and should regulators be doing more?

Professor Aaron Dhir of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, author of the book Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity, thinks more should be done.

“It may now be time to consider gender quotas for corporate boardrooms,” he says.

WHO: Osgoode Professor Aaron Dhir is an expert in homogeneity of corporate boards, corporations and human rights, corporate social responsibility and corporate and commercial law.

WHAT: Dhir is available to comment on the Ontario Securities Commission’s findings for its third annual review of disclosures relating to women on boards and in executive officer positions.

Dhir is available by phone (203-432-3207) and email ( See recent opinion piece in The Globe and Mail.


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