Carleton’s Clare Beckton Recognized on Women of Influence’s 2012 List of Canadian Diversity Champions

Clare Beckton, executive director of Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership has been included as part of the Women of Influence’s (WOI) list of Canadian Diversity Champions.

This year’s Diversity Champions list has more than tripled in size, as it includes both men and women leaders and its reach is Canada-wide in scope. The list now includes close to 300 individuals across Canada, all of whom have made an individual and collective mark on the diversity front.

“Carleton’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership works to advance women’s leadership in all sectors because we know that gender inclusive leadership is vital for the advancement of organizations and nations, “ said Beckton.  “Women are over half the population and bring different perspectives to the decision-making tables. Leading-edge organizations recognize the importance of women’s perspectives and take action to create an organizational culture where men and women, in all of their diversity, are fully represented and can lead from their core values and authentic styles.”

The Diversity Champions are recognized for their consistent dedication and commitment to sponsoring and mentoring senior executive women, advancing women in business, leading and developing innovative diversity initiatives and programs across Canada, championing diversity in the workplace and boardroom and contributing significantly to thought leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

WOI’s Diversity Champion recognition is unique as it recognizes the individual for their dedication and commitment, not just the organization, and it is intentionally not limited to the top 50 or 100 best. The intent is to recognize the vast scope of leadership shown both individually and collectively across industry sectors that is making a difference, with the belief that it’s going to take a village to move the needle on the existing diversity statistics.


About Carleton’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership
The centre promotes equitable representation of women in democratic institutions at all levels of government and in all positions of leadership within the public, private and non-profit sectors.

This non-partisan centre works to strengthen public leadership by providing outstanding education, training, dialogue and research. The centre works with a wide range of partners to enhance women’s influence and leadership in public life, in Canada and internationally.

For more information
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
(613) 520-2600, ext. 8718
(613) 240-3305

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