Reality v aspiration: women in senior roles
The poet W.H. Auden once wrote that civilizations should be reassured by “the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.” The same could be said of boardrooms and executive leadership teams. Today, the importance of boardroom and top tier executive diversity is universally acknowledged.
However, there remains a gap between aspiration and reality when it comes to women in senior roles. It is becoming essential that companies build a pipeline of female talent as part of their longer term hiring strategy. The questions is, how do you attract and land this scarce pool of highly skilled talent into your organisation when everyone else in the industry is trying to do the same?
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