We’re in a critical moment when it comes to advancing women in the workplace. Leaders in most companies agree that women’s leadership is worth pursuing. They’ve given the green light for women’s initiatives and programs. Yet, the number of women in senior leadership and C-Suite positions is largely unchanged over the past decade. Why? I believe the lack of progress is due to a lack of male engagement and a lack of understanding regarding why women are a critical component to any organization’s strategy and bottom line.
Employees are hesitant to push themselves unless they know they're supported.
Insecurity and uncertainty stifle many women's executive presence.
Ambivalence, discontentment and disappointment get dragged into work every day.
Companies need to back up their words with decisive action, in a very public way.
Many organizations struggle with unconscious bias when hiring employees.
Harassment should not be tolerated, but not every situation is the same.
Thinking with our heart means making decisions based on how we are feeling, not just the facts.
Prioritize your work, know your value, don't wait for feedback and network.
Women are enabling other women to grow and ascend, says Walmart's Andy Dunn.