Inclusion of Women Must Start at the Top Discusssion at Women In Enterprise Summit (Oct. 25-26) in Boston
Inclusion of women must start at the top – the board of directors and leadership. Any company’s board of directors and leadership model shows their managers, employees, investors, customers, and the rest of the world how women should be treated and whether they should be included. Many companies claim to care about gender equality and including women in business. But we should question that claim when it comes from companies with no or very few women in board and leadership positions. Therefore, HR and strategy departments must work closely with boards of directors and leadership to include women at every level of the organization.
During the Women In Enterprise Summit in Boston this October 25-26, I will be discussing the importance and advantages of adding women to boards. Adding women to boards makes business sense for every company: it will significantly increase profits, boost its competitive advantage, and put any company on the right side of the issue. Taking steps toward gender equality on boards is also the right move socially. Companies that aim to improve and shape society can’t do so unless they reflect society. Upcoming generations need a future where gender inequality is a thing of the past, not a status quo to accept or even a hurdle to overcome.
During the presentation, I will also share what I’ve learned on my journey as a leader of the Women Serve on Boards movement and suggest specific actions each of us can take today to get us closer to gender equality and parity.
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