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Our Workforce: Women Leaders Still Remain Grossly Underrepresented

Let’s Close the Gap:

Women Leaders Still Remain Grossly Underrepresented

Our American landscape is inundated with executives striving to help their organizations reach greater heights striving to succeed in an unbelievably competitive environment.

Our contemporary workforce is flooded with entrepreneurs. Many of them women and minorities. We all know that diversity is one of the key drivers of innovation. We’ve all read about the power that females bring to the world of leadership and executive positions.

It’s no secret that the biological and primal difference between men and women is what makes us unique. It’s also finally being recognized as a driving force between the balance so many organizations need. It’s actually the answer to many organizational issues. Leadership is a universal need.

According to the research supported by Auerbach, Dreyer, and Dean (2017), women make up 47% of people entering the corporate workforce

  • Only 5% are Fortune 500 CEOs
  • For every 480 male leaders, there are only 20 female leaders
  • Of the 30% of women who drop out of the workforce, 70% say they would have stayed if they were allotted flexibility

 

 

Reference:

Auerbach, A., Dreyer, L., and Dean, A (2017). Flexibility will close the women’s leadership gap. The Huffington Post.