Advancing Women Leaders
Just one in five senior leaders identifies as a woman*—and 50% of organizations have no clear strategy to advance women leaders.**
And, of the organizations with a strategy, nearly half do not address the organizational barriers holding women back, such as corporate culture and executive action.
Do you have a strategy to attract, retain and advance women leaders at your organization?
Bottom line: Gender parity isn’t a women’s issue—it’s a business issue, and organizations that don’t take meaningful steps will lose out—they’ll see less revenue, lose out on opportunities, and stifle innovation.
According to Linkage research, companies that demonstrate the best results in advancing women leaders do two things: they take active steps to improve the environment for women and all members of underrepresented groups, and they differentially invest in individual women’s leadership training. Ultimately, they empower their women leaders to overcome the obstacles to female leadership—the seven high hurdles to advancement.
There are more educated and driven women entering the workforce today than ever before, yet most organizations still struggle with retaining and developing women leaders. The time to change this trend—and see the impact of gender parity in leadership—is now.
Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders™ solution is a practical framework which enables organizations to attract, retain, develop and advance women leaders at all levels. It is based on three decades of work with more than a million leaders—and all our solutions are research based, which means they are optimized to deliver measurable and lasting impact.
We empower organizations to take active steps to improve the environment for women and develop and prepare women leaders for advancement.
We drive institutional change through impactful leadership development solutions specifically for women, including our Advancing Women Organizational Assessment™, unconscious bias training, and inclusive leadership training. Then, we empower women through the Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment™, individualized coaching, buildable learning modules through the Linkage Academy, Advancing Women Leaders Virtual Sessions, and our premier Women in Leadership Institute™.
Partner with Linkage to achieve gender parity at your organization.
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Where Are the Women Leaders?
Only 4.9% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 2% of S&P 500 CEOs are women.* Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage, lays out four critical questions organizations must consider as they take on critical work to advance women leaders.