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Gender-balanced leadership is good for business.

What are you doing to create women leaders?

It is no wonder most companies are having a hard time advancing women.

Some are waiting for the gender imbalance to correct itself, either as a result of societal changes or the retirement of the “old guard.”

Some are waiting for women to fix the problem themselves. They think that if only the women could lean in, speak up, not have children, or be more like men, women would advance.

Still others set up committees to investigate the reasons women are held back, and might even start a women’s initiative.

And they are getting nowhere.  If women are advancing in their companies, the advancement is likely at a snail’s pace.

The reason these companies are not increasing the number of women in their leadership is that real obstacles exist, not just inside women but also inside the structures and the cultures of the companies themselves.

 

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