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The McKinsey Global Institute reported that advancing women’s equality could contribute $12 trillion at full potential; that is greater than the economic growth of China and India combined.1 Moreover, Karen Mason, who was the Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank, showed that gender equality in capacity and access to resources will accelerate economic growth and propel women out of poverty.2 Despite obvious statistics, women are still highly underrepresented in positions of leadership. For instance, women make up 80% of health care workers but only 40% are executives.3 Fortune 500 companies with the highest representation of women board-directors attained significantly higher financial performance.4 There is a significant rise in the number of female board nominees over the recent years in the U.S, which, indicates a shift towards greater gender parity. However, women still make up less than 20 percent of U.S. boards on average.5 How can we get more women in positions of leadership in companies? I was delighted to speak with Toni Lane Casserly for her ideas.
“If you are not growing into the person you want to be, hedge in advance and secure your position elsewhere by doing great work, more importantly, by doing deep work others will be unable to replicate.” Toni Lane Casserly
In conversation with Toni Lane Casserly on women and the challenges they face to access positions of leadership in companies.