We then share the the best of the best here on our blog!
"Major banks—including HSBC UK, RBS and Lloyds—have committed to the government’s so-called Women in Finance Charter, which was established in March with the goal of adding more women to finance firms’ corporate boards and executive committees. In all, 72 firms signed on to the charter, and the Treasury announced Tuesday that 60 of those companies have pledged to have at least 30% of senior roles held by women by 2021."
For two weeks NPR highlighted paternal leave, or lack there of, in the United States and each of these segments are well worth a listen:
- On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work
- 'I Wasn't There To Help': Dad With Newborn Struggles With Lack Of Leave
- Countries Around The World Beat The U.S. On Paid Parental Leave
- State Laws Build Momentum For First National Paid Family Leave Program
- How California's 'Paid Family Leave' Law Buys Time For New Parents
- A Pediatrician's View Of Paid Parental Leave
- From Cooks To Accountants: Hilton Extends Paid Parental Leave To All
- To Retain More Parents, The Military Offers A Better Work-Life Balance
- How Politics Killed Universal Child Care In The 1970s
- Working Parents Across The Country Share Their Experiences
"But it is clear that if a woman is to be elected to the UN's top job next time, it is not just sexism she will have to overcome."
Over the last few years or so we have noticed a number of CEOs who are being praised in the news for understanding that gender dynamics are real and when they level the playing field for all of their employees they help their company as a whole.
In one of Leading Women's blog posts from May 2015, we wrote about Michael Simonds, CEO of UNUM who wrote with deep understanding about women's advancement and closing the leadership gender gap.
Our latest nominee for a CEO Who "Gets It" - SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff - was in the news in March 2016 for ensuring pay equity by conducting wage equity audits and making the requisite adjustments, and for naming their first Chief Equality Officer in September 2016.Read ON!
Leading Women teamed up once again with researcher, Lara El Feghaly, to analyze the responses to the question: "Think of a woman who has executive presence. What characteristic about her stands out the most to you?" These responses then were applied to our 3-part definition of leadership:
"Leadership is using the greatness in you
to achieve and sustain extraordinary outcomes
by engaging the greatness in others"