News & Insights about Closing the Leadership Gender Gap

How To Change Your Company’s Culture To Be More Inclusive

LW: How To Change Your Company’s Culture To Be More Inclusive

In Part 4 of our “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond”, we are focusing on the impact of Gender Dynamics and how to change your company’s culture to be more inclusive by removing the barriers to women’s advancement. This week we'll tackle #3 on our top five list of things you need to do to get results and close the leadership gender gap: 

Educate your leadership to reduce the negative impact of Gender Dynamics on talent decisions.

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Leading Women

How to Engage & Retain More Women - Top 5 Things You Can Do!

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Today, we continue our 7-part series “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond.” In Part 1, we covered 2020’s misses & 2030 goals, and in Part 2 Leading Women’s CEO shared the Top 5 things that CEOs can do to close its gender + diversity leadership gap. 

Next up, we’ll break down those Top 5 actions—addressing each action individually—to help organizations get the results they want, to achieve gender balance in the organization.

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How to Engage & Retain More Women

Executive commitment to, and sponsorship of, women’s advancement—advocating for the business case: Simply put, leaders need to demonstrate their commitment by mentoring/sponsoring women in order to ENGAGE & RETAIN them. Make sure your leadership puts them into the mix for promotions and make sure they’re part of their own succession plans.

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Leading Women

Kelly Lockwood Primus Featured on The Leadership Hacker Podcast

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Leading Women

From One CEO to Another—It’s Time to Get Focused

LW: From One CEO to Another—It’s Time to Get Focused

Time for a reality check about “Closing the Leadership Gender Gap”—something every CEO should strive for in their organization, but few actually get right (or get it done!). And while you’ve probably been talking about becoming a more inclusive and diverse company for a while now, have you ever really asked yourself why you’re no closer to closing that gap than you were ten years ago? 

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Women of Color, Business Imperative, Making the Business Case, CEO Advice

2020’s Miss is Now a “New” 2030 Promise – But Will Orgs Break This Promise Too?

LW: 2020’s Miss is Now a “New” 2030  Promise – But Will Orgs Break This Promise Too?

This season of Covid has certainly shed a new light on the inequities in the workforce and communities. From the new pressures on working women with children at home full-time, to the data that’s emerging on how Covid is impacting the underserved, to horrific demonstrations of racism. Many have said that Covid has become the tinder for the flames that are needed to burn down the vast array of inequities that exist.   

From a gender perspective we have seen lots of “new” goals and promises make headlines, with more and more organizations willing to state their commitment to a 50/50 gender balanced workforce by 2030. Yes, in response to the coronavirus, but also in response to data like this from McKinsey’s latest “Diversity Wins” which states: “companies in the top quartile for gender diversity in their executive teams were 25 percent more likely to experience above-peer average profitability.” 

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Business Imperative, Making the Business Case

"Sounds Like a TED Talk"

Today's blog post comes from our friend and Leading Women alumna Victoria Waterman at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Be sure to watch her TEDxNatick talk and share it. 

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Photo credit:  TEDxNatick | Leah LaRiccia Photography

Photo Credit:  TEDxNatick | Leah LaRiccia Photography

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap

Industries Where Women are Making Big Strides toward Leadership Positions

Today's blog post comes from our friend Nicole Worthington. Nicole is a business and investment columnist who has written extensively on financial management and women in business.

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Business Imperative

Happy Labor Day and Start of Fall

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Happy Labor Day to all of our friends in the United States! And happy start of Fall to the rest of friends around the world. Yes, yes, I know that Fall actually begins on 23 September, but we all know in reality by tomorrow you will be back into the normal swing of things and that Summer is over. Now that you are back at your desks and starting to plan for next year, we at Leading Women would love to be there to help support your organization close the leadership gender gap.  

Leading Women's proprietary research creates innovative solutions that deliver unique insights, actionable tools and a business focus. Consultation, live programs, online content and virtual interventions will move your organization forward in 3 major areas:

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Managers Mindsets, IWiN, Leading Women

Male Allies in STEM: How to Recognize Them & How to Become One

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This blog is a departure in this way. Because it is a capstone for one of our Reverse Mentoring programs, it is a compilation of articles written by women and men on what it takes to be a great male ally for women in STEM. And rather than focus on who male allies are, the positions they hold or an academic definition of the term "male ally," here we focus on what male allies (and others) do to support the creation of level playing fields for women (especially those in STEM).

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Mentoring, STEM

Here is a Key to Closing the Gender Gap at the Top... Gender Dynamics

 Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

Here's a fact about closing the leadership gender gap that might surprise you.

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Diversity & Inclusion, Managers Mindsets

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