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How women (and men) can find role models

September 16, 2016
Diversity & Inclusion

Around 65% of Americans believe it’s important for women to have role models when they are starting their careers. But with just 20 companies in the Fortune 500 having female CEOs, there’s a significant lack of role models for women.

In an article for the Harvard Business Review, Wendy Murphy argues that the role models we need are everywhere. Rather than looking to one person within the organisation to help us develop, we (women and men) should look everywhere for role models who can help us develop the specific skills we need to acquire.

Read: how-women-and-men-can-find-role-models-when-none-are-obvious

Borderless Consultants Rosalie Harrison and June Nilsson will present at the Women in Leadership Forum as part of the CPhI Congress in Barcelona on 5 October. One of the topics they will cover is mentoring and sponsorship. They would like to hear how if you have identified your skill gaps or a mentor that could help you develop. Share your thoughts ahead of the Forum via Twitter @borderlessexec #WomeninLeadership

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