Among Canada’s most prominent companies—as defined by the S&P/TSX 60—less than 20% of the 600+ executives are female. Not only that, but only 8% of CFOs are women, and there are zero female CEOs on the list. Clearly, most large Canadian companies have a long way to go to achieve gender parity. But as a new article from our corporate member Southlea Group explains, to tackle this issue, effective board leadership on this issue is needed.