Claude Francoeur holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Governance at HEC Montreal. His research focuses on l of having more female directors and executives in public firms. His research focuses on cutting-edge topics in corporate governance related to board gender diversity, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics. His work has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Strategic Management Journal, British Journal of Management and Gender Work and Organization. In 2008, he received the Emerald Citation of Excellence Award, for a paper entitled «Gender Diversity in Corporate Governance and Top Management» published in Journal of Business Ethics.