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Women are better suited to leadership than their male counterparts in most areas, including clear communication and ability to innovate. This is according to Professor Øyvind L. Martinsen, head of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School.
Academic bar set far higher for female leaders than male leaders in the FTSE 100. Only 10% of Executive Directors on FTSE 100 boards are female compared with 35% of Non-Executive Directors. Utilities remains the most female friendly sector while the health sector has seen a decline in the number of senior female employees at executive level.
New analysis from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) reveals the UK economy will need 2 million new managers by 2024 – and 1.5 million will need to be women if we are to achieve gender balance. Yet the problem for many organisations is the ‘missing middle’. While women out-number men at junior levels, not enough make it through middle management and to the top.
Significant engagement gaps found in key areas, including mentorship, appreciation, and cooperation with colleagues.
Heidrick & Struggles, a provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has launched The Leadership Network, a forum for women in executive leadership roles who aspire to C-Suite and non-executive director roles.
The future is bright for female micro-business owners in the UK. Over six in ten expect their business to do better financially in 2016 according to Vistaprint’s Women-owned Micro Businesses Trend Report released this week, which studied female entrepreneurs in both the UK and US.
The Government and businesses should look beyond quotas and regulation in order to address a lack of gender diversity at the most senior levels of UK businesses, according to Mercer.