Executive Leadership Diversity Doesn’t Just Happen

Dateline: March 9, 2018

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

With the current focus on diversity in our work environments, it’s time to also focus on our leadership ranks.  While the benefits of diverse thinking are well known, its also clear that while we have come a very long way since our grandmother’s generation (or even our mother’s generation in some cases), we have a long way to go.  Discrimination along many dimensions is alive and rampant.  Recently search firm and executive consultant Korn Ferry Institute published an interesting article, The Breakthrough Formula: Women CEOs.  they suggest,

But most experts say research-driven understanding and deliverable metrics are essential for corporations to achieve gender equality. “Women will not rise naturally to the top,” says Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women, an annual gathering of women leaders from around the world. “It has to be part of the business strategy.”

What is your strategy for bringing women into your executive ranks?  

That’s a WRAP!  Have a great weekend!

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