It is widely reported that greater gender parity in business management and leadership significantly increases organizational performance, with improved creativity, decision making and corporate culture.
According to a report by McKinsey Global Institute, if all countries track progress toward their fastest-growing neighbor in gender parity, global GDP could rise to US $ 12 trillion, or 11%, by 2025.
In a "full potential" scenario, where women play a similar role in the labor market as men, up to $ 28 trillion, or 26%, could be added to global annual GDP by 2025.
However, statistics show that the vast majority of leaders in organizations are men.
Women face specific challenges that hinder access to top positions: existing bias, self-limiting beliefs, few women as role models / mentors / sponsors, and few women as peers limiting the potential and benefits of networking, so important at executive and top leadership levels.