Ladies, thank you for being with us today, and thank you for sharing your time.
Ms. Sheppard, I used to live in St. John's, Newfoundland, in Mr. Whalen's riding, so it's good to see someone here.
You have provided some very good information, and I appreciate that.
Following on Mr. Whalen's comments about the percentage owned by women, I'm wondering if you could give me your opinion on the value of a 100% women-owned company dominated by male employees or perhaps give that value against a company that is 100% male-owned, but largely run by women.
The reason I ask is we had a similar issue with indigenous business and what provides the best value. Is it one person winning, but we're not providing a lot of leadership opportunities internally in the company for women, or the other way around, or is there a way to balance that out in the point system?
I'd like to hear what you think.