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Stantec places on The Globe and Mail’s Women Lead Here benchmark of executive gender diversity

Stantec is the only firm amongst competitors to place on this ranking


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, celebrates being recognized in The Globe and Mail’s 2022 Report on Business Women Lead Here list. For the 2022 ranking, Report on Business conducted a journalistic analysis of nearly 500 large publicly traded Canadian companies, evaluating the ratio of female-identifying to male-identifying executives in the top three tiers of executive leadership. The resultant data was applied to a weighted formula that also factored in company performance, diversity and year-to-year change.

“We are pleased to be included on the Globe and Mail’s Women Lead Here list. While the effort to realize gender diversity, specifically at a leadership level is ongoing, it is important to celebrate the recognition of Stantec’s efforts and improvements,” says Asifa Samji, Stantec chief human resources officer. “The recognition of Stantec’s progress could not be achieved without the focus and work of all our employees who strive every day to make our organization increasingly inclusive, and diverse.”

In total, 74 companies earned the 2022 Women Lead Here seal, with a combined average of 46% of executive roles held by female-identifying individuals.

This annual editorial benchmark identifies best-in-class executive gender diversity in corporate Canada. Established in 2020 by Report on Business magazine, the Women Lead Here initiative applies a proprietary research methodology to determine Canadian corporations with the highest degree of gender diversity among executive ranks. This initiative highlights businesses that have made tangible, systemic, organizational progress related to executive gender parity.

The full list of 2022 Women Lead Here honourees can be found in the April issue of Report on Business magazine, and online now at

More information about Stantec’s corporate Inclusion, Diversity and Equity practices can be found on the Company’s website.

About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 7.1 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.2 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

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