Challenge Accepted! SDTC Commits to Diversity in Leadership

March 5, 2021

Today SDTC is proud to join the 50/30 Challenge. Initiated by the Government of Canada, this voluntary Challenge asks organizations to set aspirational goals to reach 50% gender parity and 30% representation from under-represented groups (including racialized persons, those who identify as LGBTQ2, people living with disabilities, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples) at the board and senior management levels.

An organization that truly embodies diversity, equity and inclusion takes time to create, but it is worth the investment. Organizations who not just promote, but embrace diversity are proven to:

  • outperform peers;
  • be twice as likely to meet/exceed financial targets;
  • be eight times more likely to achieve better business outcomes; and
  • draw on the full talents of their people.

At SDTC, we are proud to have gender parity at all levels of our organization and are actively committed to increase our significant representation of under-represented groups.

“It is by thoughtful design that our organization has become increasingly diverse as we continue to build a team who will challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of what is possible for Canadian cleantech entrepreneurs. We commit to continuing to expand our thinking, our abilities and our actions.” Leah Lawrence, President & CEO

Nearly 1000 Canadian organizations have signed up, including Cleantech leaders like Terramera and Summit Nanotech and our accelerator partners MaRS and Foresight. Are you ready join them by making your 50/30 Challenge commitment?