The Gaps in the Globe’s “Power Gap” series

The sample size is too small and elite to tell a grand narrative about women at work.

By January 4, 2021, at 11:17 am the top-100 Canadian CEOs had made, on average, as much money as the average worker will make all year. Should we be concerned that not enough of these CEOs are women?

Half the women in this country earn under $30,000 a year, and a meager five per cent of them make six figures. The “Power Gap,” a new series from The Globe and Mail, promoted as “the first of its kind and the most detailed picture available of where women stand in the Canadian workplace,” looks at the income and power disparity between this top five per cent and their male counterparts, while overlooking the reality of the vast majority of women in this country. 

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