Statistical evidence clearly shows that a more balanced representation of women in top leadership positions produces better financial results. Yet women remain an underutilized source of innovation, performance and leadership in organizations – and there’s a lack of collective understanding of what it takes for organizations to maximize the potential of female leaders and talent. So, what is getting in the way of women being more equally represented at all levels of leadership in companies?
At HCRN we are in continuous process of researching the success traits of women who have been CEOs at Fortune 1000-listed companies. During the research it became immediately clear that when companies have both gender diversity and leaders with the skills to incorporate differences, increases in performance and innovation follow.