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Leading Women Releases Updated Research Findings
Identifies Why Traditional Advice to Women Isn't Closing The Leadership Gap
By: Leading Women
“Our most recent research update has strengthened Leading Women’s findings about why the gender gap at the top of organizations continues to hold strong,” said Susan Colantuono, CEO. “Many organizations that offer leadership development programs for women continue to deliver outdated advice about what a woman must be, do and say to reach the executive suite.”
Leading Women’s research identifies 11 pieces of career advice commonly appearing in books, blogs and articles directed toward women and their success. Analysis indicates that these 11 pieces of advice are focused on only 66% of the leadership success equation and are key success factors for the career transition from career-start into middle management. They miss the mark when identifying the critical differentiators for moving from the middle into senior and executive positions.
“Leading Women’s findings indicate that traditional career advice given to women neglects key messaging about what we call The Missing 33% of the career success equation for women – business, strategic and financial acumen. It also ignores the relationship between The Missing 33% and what executives and boards must see in candidates worthy of consideration for senior and executive positions,” stated Colantuono. “If companies are going to get smart about women’s advancement, they have to stop only answering the 20th century problem of how do we get women into middle management and start asking the 21st century question, ‘How do we take women to the top?’”
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About Leading Women
Leading Women is the premier solution provider for companies committed to achieving goals for women’s advancement. Utilizing proprietary research into talent development and gender dynamics as the basis for innovative solutions, Leading Women delivers unique insights, actionable tools and a business focus. To close the gender gap at the top of their organizations, executives, HR, Learning and Development, Diversity & Inclusion and IWiN* clients around the globe have deployed Leading Women's live, virtual and online solutions.
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