Event description

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Before the Bell discusses what it will take to realize Canada’s full economic potential.   According to the 2016 Canadian Board Diversity Annual Report Card women still only hold 21.6 per cent of FP500 organization board seats. And while women owned enterprises continue to grow, barriers continue to exist.

Before the Bell hosts Catherine Clark and Susan Delacourt sit down with featured guests to see how close are we are to realizing equality between women and men in business. Each Before the Bell event features three distinct segments: Susan Delacourt in The Pulse asks opinions of expert guest pundits on pressing issues and interacts with the audience through polling technology to gain their reactions. In The Policy segment, Catherine Clark invites newsmakers to the stage to talk about themed issues from their unique perspectives. In between interviews, the Catherine encourages the audience to submit questions electronically and vote up questions they want answered. After all guests have been interviewed, they remain on stage for the final segment called The People. Here the Catherine engages the newsmakers in discussion by asking the most popular audience generated questions.