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  • Maximizing your Leadership Potential

    Women In LeadershipAdvancing women,

    Building businesses

  • Only 26 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women Only 21% of Executives are women Representation of women drops from parity at

    entry level by 10% points at every successive level of leadership

    THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS

  • 16% return on investment for companies withfemale board members, as opposed to 12% forthose who have none

    47% higher ROE in Companies with the mostwomen

    THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS

  • THE OPPORTUNITY

    Advancing Womens Equality can add $12

    trillion to Global Growth

    Advancing Womens Equality can add $12

    trillion to Global Growth

    Women are half the worlds working- age population but generate only 37% GDP

    Women are half the worlds working- age population but generate only 37% GDP

    75% of global unpaid work done by women

    75% of global unpaid work done by women

    Women are becoming the

    worlds biggest

    consumer group

  • Women are 60% of graduates Many women end up in Support FunctionsGender diversity is an oxymoronCompanies have traditionally been designed and run

    by menWe need to learn female language and cultureThis is not a problem, but an opportunity

    EMBRACE WOMENS STRENGTHS

  • Bossiness and aggression in the workplaceThe command-and-control leadership style

    associated with men is not the only way to succeed

    Good Leadership today means:1. Solving problems effectively2. Operating with a strong results orientation3. Seeking different perspectives4. Supporting others

    WHAT IS GOOD LEADERSHIP?

  • Women have different social and work experiences than men

    Women have learned to lead without formal authority

    Successful women leaders:Encourage participationEnergize othersEnhance the self worth of others

    HOW WOMEN LEAD

  • NO-ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR WITHOUT

    YOUR PERMISSION ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

  • HOW TO GROW FEMALE LEADERS

    Step 1: Address micro-challenges throughout the career lifecycle

    Step 2: Create visibility into leadership opportunities for women

    Step 3: Make flexible work schedules the default across all levels

    Step 4: Accelerate the ability to return to work for women who take a break

  • This is a business issue, not a female issueRemaining authentic to our female leadership

    style one way to successNo one should need to choose between a

    career, a life, a family, well-beingWe are all responsible for supporting women

    THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING A FEMALE LEADER