Business Case and Statistics

Business Case and Statistics

50% Women Leading Corporate America – it can happen if we work together

I’ve spent more than 20 years working in corporate America. I love giant corporations.  They have abundant resources which allow them to provide abundant opportunities.  They are the engines of large scale prosperity. However, for women inside these mega-businesses, the benefits of rising to senior leadership positions have remained elusive. According to the U.S. Bureau …

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Financial Times – The evidence is growing – there really is a business case for diversity

This Financial Times article by Tim Smedley from May 15, 2014, does a nice job of summarizing numerous research studies that support the business case for diversity.  And the 1960 picture he used in the article is just priceless- 100% white men seated around the executive decision making table. Sadly, women directors and above know all too …

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Women in Business: From classroom to boardroom 2014 (Grant Thornton)

Grant Thornton has been tracking the proportion of women in senior management since 2004 and the 2013 research  finds that the proportion of women in the most senior roles has stagnated at 24% – the same as the result in 2012, 2009 and 2007. The question this raises is: what are the roadblocks on the path to …

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The Gender Dividend: Making the business case for investing in women (Deloitte)

Fully integrating women into both the workplace and the marketplace can yield a significant return—what can be called the Gender Dividend. Much like the dividends that public corporations pay to shareholders, the Gender Dividend is a steady benefit that is earned by making wise, balanced investments in developing women as workers and potential leaders as …

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Boss and HR Presentations With Q&A

In order to successfully execute your gender balanced leadership initiative inside your company you must let your boss know about it. Your boss has disproportionate influence on your career. You want him/her to hear directly from you what you’re doing and why. ShowMe50™ has developed a PowerPoint presentation for you to consider adapting to your strategy, company situation and …

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Credit Suisse Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management

Credit Suisse published the Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management study in September 2014, citing that companies with higher female representation at the board level or in top management exhibit higher returns on equity, higher valuations and higher dividend payout ratios. These are key financial measures of how well companies use their resources to generate profits …

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