Pierre-Luc Desgagné Comments in Les Affaires About the Inclusion of Women on Boards of Directors
Pierre-Luc Desgagné, a partner at Langlois lawyers, was interviewed on International Women’s Day by journalist Diane Bérard of Les Affaires, about the issue of gender parity following the 10th anniversary of the Act respecting the Governance of State-owned Enterprises.
Not only has the Act resulted in more parity on corporate boards, but it has become a model for success in the business community. A lot of work remains to be done obviously to reach parity in every sector but it has set a clear path.
I subscribe to Pierre-Luc Desgagné’s theory of the three “t”s, writes the journalist. At Hydro, whenever an employee expressed the desire for new challenges, Pierre-Luc quoted the three t’s of success: talent, work (travail) and timing. “Women who have the talent to become directors are not lacking”, he stated. “And they are ready to work hard. As for timing, you have to know how to recognise it and provoke it. You have to raise your hand.”
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