Who Runs the World? Companies ARE Different When More Women Are in Power
November 22, 2016
The Wall St. Journal recently published an article that detailed all the positive outcomes of having more women in leadership positions. It’s a message I’ve been shouting from the rooftops for many years, and it is so encouraging that the message is being embraced more widely now.
The article looked at five international companies where the majority of the leadership team are women. These female executives are pushing for better diversity practices and helping men overcome hidden biases. The effect on the organizations is no surprise – better role models, greater mentoring opportunities and higher profits.
As the article explains, change is coming slowly, “but corner offices are looking a bit less like exclusive boys’ clubs lately.” At S&P 500 companies with men in command, 11.9% of the four other highest-paid officers are women, up about four percentage points from a decade earlier, according to an analysis for The Wall Street Journal by researchers Equilar Inc. Overall, 19% of C-suite executives are female—a slight increase from 17% in 2015, according to an analysis by McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.Org.
And, all politics aside, you’d have to live under a rock to have missed the change in the U.S. political climate this election season. Having a woman as the nominee for a major political party is a major step forward for gender equality and our daughters are being raised in a world where this is possible. And that means something.
We want to help women become leaders in all aspects of their work and life – not just in the Board Room. Powers Resource Center has always been a crusader for women’s achievement with specialized programs that teach women how to:
- Understand and embrace their authentic leadership style and achieve better results
- Practice negotiation and communication techniques
- Identify strategies to address and overcome systemic barriers that women leaders face
- Develop a personal brand
- Learn techniques for creating an approachable, positive and powerful presence
- Tap into the skills, experience and knowledge of a network
Don’t let your organization fall behind. If you are struggling with gender equality or coming short on your women leadership goals, give us a call or check out our Aspiring Women Leaders program https://www.powersresourcecenter.com/aspiring-women-leaders/
The WSJ article can be seen here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-companies-are-different-when-more-women-are-in-power-1474963802