“It’s no secret that COVID-19 has been devastating for Canadian women’s careers, with the effects particularly stark for those juggling family life, women from racialized communities, newcomers to Canada and aspiring female entrepreneurs. According to a study commissioned by HP, in the past year, 52 percent of men in Canada were more likely to be successful in getting a promotion compared to 29 percent of women who were equally qualified. This must change.
Studies make clear, female business leaders outperform, particularly during times of crisis. Gender-balanced leadership teams are better for a company’s bottom line and women are rated by their colleagues as more competent on almost every dimension of leadership. Female leaders are everyday superheroes, and we should do everything we can to support them as they inspire future generations and create positive change.“
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Mary Ann Yule
HP Canada, President and CEO
Mary Ann Yule is the President and CEO of HP Canada Co., a seasoned leader in the technology industry, with more than 20 years of experience. She is a trailblazer in innovative personal systems and printing technologies, including 3D printing, digital manufacturing, and related services and solutions. A leading technology company in Canada, HP is focused on creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere while championing diversity, sustainability, and corporate responsibility in every community where it does business.
Since joining in 2016, her proven track record of driving results continues to deliver breakthrough market outcomes across HP’s portfolio. Mary Ann is credited with establishing HP as the most sustainable technology company in Canada as well as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Mary Ann is committed to spearheading inclusive best practices both as the co-executive sponsor of the Global Young Employee Network at HP as well as a founding member of The Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR).
Prior to joining HP, Mary Ann served as Vice President and General Manager of CDW Canada, Inc., driving business growth and national brand recognition. Under her leadership, CDW Canada was ranked as a premier technology solution provider in Canada, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and among the Top Workplaces for Women.
She holds a Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, attended Ryerson University, and holds numerous professional accreditations, including Six Sigma Executive Champion.
Mary Ann currently serves on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, of TechNation (formerly ITAC), Canada’s national information and communication technology business association championing the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. She is also a member of the 30% Club, an organization committed to building a strong foundation of business leaders to champion meaningful change in the gender balance of board and executive committees.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Mary Ann is often quoted in the press and is a highly sought-after speaker on positive disruption driven by technology megatrends like 3D printing, sustainable impact, diversity, and inclusion.
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