The report compiled by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company is the result of a study involving 118 companies and nearly 30,000 employees. It looks at the corporate ‘pipeline’ and employee attitudes to identify the obstacles that prevent women from reaching the top.
More importantly, the report sets out a roadmap for companies who truly want to create a business which embraces equality. This includes establishing and tracking metrics, identifying and interrupting gender bias, and creating a level playing field for all employees regardless of gender. It’s a thought-provoking must read!
This is the last in our list of essential reads ahead of the Women in Leadership Forum at the CPhI Congress in Barcelona on 5 October. Borderless Consultants Rosalie Harrison, June Nilsson and Niels-Peter van Doorn will present sessions during the Forum covering diversity and gender equality. You can share your thoughts with them via Twitter @borderlessexec #WomeninLeadership
We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!
“My biggest mistake is not recognizing the power of compounding and the ability for it to build wealth, and therefore, not investing early enough,” she says. “To me, if there is one thing that can change our society, our economy, and the world, it is getting more money in the hands of women.
Indigenous Americans make up less than 1% of board members for major, publicly traded businesses, according to DiversIQ analysis. Only five people among the 5,537 board members for the S&P 500 identify as fully or partially American Indian or Alaska Native.
These three questions can not only play a pivotal role in strengthening an organization’s DEI culture; they can also serve as team-building exercise. The process of evaluating one’s understanding of DEI principles promotes open discussions, knowledge sharing, and alignment within the team.