You hear the question all the time:
Why don’t we have more women in leadership positions?
A quick look inside organizations struggling with the issue of developing women leaders can be instructive.
In the case of the client with the world-class diversity program, the organization missed two important connections.
the traditional career progression pathways that had worked well for a male-dominated workforce did not appeal to women.
the relatively young female talent they were bringing in the door could not progress quickly; a bulge of late-career employees holding middle management positions was delaying timely advancement. Since the company did not have a rotation program, talented women felt they were stagnating and left.
May be, women within the organization are being sent a message:
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