Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chicken board promotes women

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board is undertaking initiatives to attract more women into leadership positions, especially as zone directors and committee members.

“The CFO Women in Leadership campaign aims to recognize the importance of gender diversity in the chicken business and encourages engagement in the responsible leadership and governance of CFO,” says the board on its website this week.

“Encouraging diversity as an active element of the CFO good governance process is paramount to our success going forward,” says board chairman Henry Zantingh.

“Our governance team needs to be reflective of the diverse communities in which we serve.”

Rob Dougans, the board’s chief executive officer, says “We recognize the importance of having gender diverse representation at all levels of corporate governance.

“The Board is focused on the future and continually committed to new and robust solutions towards achieving excellence and driving our industry forward,” he said.

Why Doug's is commenting on behalf of the board of directors puzzles me.