What is the Importance of Women Leadership?
The global gender parity agenda has intensified and progress has been made, but the pace is slow and the gap is still significant, despite the immense economic, financial and social benefits – significant increase in results, more profitability, more creativity in teams, more innovation, more social justice, just to name a few...
It is widely known that greater gender parity in the management and leadership of companies significantly increases organizational performance, with improved creativity, decision-making capacity and corporate culture.
However, statistics demonstrate that the vast majority of leaders in organizations are men.
A study by McKinsey – Women in the Workplace 2019, insights contribute to a clearer view of what is happening: women do not receive the necessary support to develop their leadership from the early stages of their career. Few women are promoted to manager, with the obvious impact this will have on their professional advancement and access to top leadership roles in the future.
Women face specific challenges that make it difficult to access top positions: existing prejudices, self-limiting beliefs, few women as role models/mentors/sponsors and few women as peers limiting the potential and benefits of networking, which are so important at executive and top leadership levels.