This 28 page report from power thought leader McKinsey & Company provides a summary of the gender balanced leadership problem… and solution. Don’t feel like reading 28 pages? Skip straight to page 17 which contains an infographic about how to fix things. Easy as 1-2-3!
- CEO commitment
- CEO and executive team visible monitoring of progress in gender diversity programs
- Women’s individual development programs (networks & role models, training & coaching, mentoring) supported by collective enablers (gender diversity diagnosis & action, HR policies & practices, family friendly infrastructure)
This isn’t theoretical. If you do these things, gender balanced leadership happens. Let’s talk about these with intention. Companies are better off when there is more balanced leadership making business decisions.