Our 2019 Women in business report: building a blueprint for action shows that progress is being made towards gender parity at the senior management level.
The last 12 months have seen increases in both the proportion of senior roles held by women and the proportion of businesses with at least one woman in senior management.
Beyond publishing the figures, we have also outlined the conscious and deliberate action businesses can take. These practical steps will help to increase the number of women in senior management, across all job roles, industries and regions.
As leaders of the world’s dynamic businesses, you hold the power to drive change. We are calling on you to join the conversation using the hashtag#BlueprintForAction and share your views on how we can all play our part to maintain momentum towards gender parity in senior management.
Sharon Healy, chief people and culture officer, Grant Thornton Canada LLP, on how organisations, leaders and individuals all need to embrace change.
As organisations, we need to strive to create an inclusive environment where each colleague is valued because of their unique difference. As leaders, it’s critical that we develop the capability to tap into and unleash individual talent.
If we focus on groups and difference, we lose the opportunity to optimise the diverse strengths that everyone brings. As individuals, it’s important to embrace our uniqueness, courageously ask for what we want and create opportunities to contribute/play to our strengths.