Women in Leadership Foundation

Women in Leadership Foundation

March 08, 2016 12:00 ET

Canada's First Job Portal for Women - LeadingTalent.ca - Launched by Women In Leadership Founder

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 8, 2016) - Maya Kanigan, Founder of the Women in Leadership Foundation, celebrates International Women's Day with the launch of LeadingTalent.ca - Canada's first job portal dedicated to connecting top female candidates for management and senior leadership positions with employers.

LeadingTalent.ca will facilitate the hiring process for recruiters and organizations whose goal is to have a diversified workforce that includes women in top leadership roles. As the demand for women candidates continues to increase this portal will save employers time by providing them with a pool of highly-qualified candidates capable of helping to improve their business performance.

With the declining participation rate in the Canadian labour force and as more Baby Boomers retire, employers and governments will be facing their most challenging issue yet - an impending skills shortage. Increasing the number of women in management roles and fully engaging the talent of highly-skilled women will help address his challenge.

Maya Kanigan founded Women In Leadership Foundation (WIL) in 2001, a national charity that helps women develop leadership skills through mentorship, workshops, forums, and webinars. The job board is a natural extension to the Foundation's mandate. "Our job board continues our work of advancing women in leadership roles by bringing a sought after talent pool and top employers together. More women in the workforce and in leadership positions will improve businesses, increase our national productivity and is critical to the growth of our economy," says Maya Kanigan, WIL Founder & President.

"Our partners are committed to advancing women's leadership; they understand the business case for having more women in leadership roles and its positive impact on business. Furthermore, our partners also recognize that in order to retain and attract women to middle, senior and top management positions, it is key to showcase that there are opportunities for women at their workplaces," added Kanigan.

As we recognize International Women's Day today, LeadingTalent.ca invites everyone - men and women - to embrace the International Women's Day call for action to accelerate gender parity; something that the World Economic Forum has predicted will take 117 years to achieve on a global scale. For the continued growth and sustainability of the Canadian economy employers will benefit from the inclusion of more women in leadership positions.

Sign on today to try out LeadingTalent. The first 50 employers in March to post jobs will be upgraded to receive a Featured Employer Profile until September 1, 2016 enhancing their brand and increasing public awareness that they support the inclusion of women in leadership positions.

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