International Business Report

Women in business: Turning promise into practice

Sasha Kerins Sasha Kerins

The gender diversity issue has been on the business agenda for many years now, yet a third of businesses still have no women at a senior management level. Something is not working.

We know that significant performance benefits come with having a diverse leadership team and there are certainly a large number of women capable of joining such teams. The question is: Do they want to? And are businesses doing and saying the right things to appeal to women? Somewhere there seems to be a disconnect.

Our Women in Business report looks at:

  • diversity in leadership around the world;
  • global snapshot;
  • the roles women perform in business leadership;
  • attracting, developing and retaining leaders;
  • what makes a good leader?;
  • what drives leaders to take leadership roles?;
  • what deters potential leaders?; and
  • recommendations.
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