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


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been recognized in The Globe and Mail’s 2023 Report on Business, Women Lead Here list. For this year’s ranking, the Report on Business conducted a journalistic analysis of approximately 500 large publicly-traded Canadian companies based on revenue, 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.

“When women lead, it brings a unique perspective and balance to the workplace. Female leadership is a powerful force for positive change and has the potential to create a more inclusive, equitable and prosperous future for us all,” says Asifa Samji, Stantec chief people and inclusion officer. “The recognition of Stantec’s organic, employee driven progress is a reflection of our collective commitment to empowering women within our organization.”

In total, 90 companies earned the 2023 Women Lead Here seal, with a combined average of 46% of executive roles held by female-identifying individuals.

This benchmark was established in 2020 by Report on Business magazine and applies a proprietary research methodology to determine Canadian corporations with the highest degree of gender diversity among executive ranks. The ranking companies have made tangible and organizational progress related to executive gender parity.

The full list of 2023 Women Lead Here honorees 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 6.1 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.6 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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