Successful women have three things in common: they own it, they network and they give back
Gail McCourt, head of client experience and Wanda Brackins, head of global diversity of RBC Wealth Management, comment below and add that RBC’s board of directors has thirty-one per cent women and three of the seven executive members reporting to their CEO are women.
What can we learn from America about gender and diversity?
In many North American organisations, there isn’t just one type of woman that gets to the top of her company or to her personally-desired level of professional success. While there might not be hard and fast rules on how to attain success, women who do typically have three things in common: they own it, they network and they give back.
What is good practice in gender and diversity?
We focus on building a pipeline of talented people and we want them to achieve work-life balance, access good development opportunities and have collaborative and engaged colleagues. RBC’s board of directors has thirty-one per cent women and three of the seven executive members reporting directly to the CEO are women, which we consider a success.
What different needs do staff have in this area and what training do you offer that you can tell us about?
We provide a blend of online, in-person and other informal training opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours that help us value diversity and inclusion. Additionally, we have a calendar of events throughout the year focused on fostering the development and career aspirations of women within RBC.