Nov 14, 2014

The Business Case for Gender Balance

Published in 2014, the business case for why organisations should encourage and support women's career progression and address the gender imbalance in senior management

This paper presents new research which finds that employees working in environments with high levels of diversity and inclusion are three times more confident in their organisation's ability to perform, are three times more engaged, and half as likely to leave their jobs.

A survey of a wide range of CEOs from around the world identifies eleven factors across three levels influencing women's progression within the organisation.  Those most relevant to promotion being networking, actively seeking opportunities and being selected for critical job assignments. The paper concludes with nine practical recommendations for organisations to increase gender diversity in their senior management. 

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Source:  IBM Smarter Workforce Institute