WPSP recommends this article from the Wall Street Journal, reviewing the recommendations from a task force of business, government and academic leaders charged with confronting obstacles that keep women from participating fully in the economy.
A TOOL KIT FOR THE ORGANIZATION
It Starts at the Top: Engaging the C Suite
1 Enlarge Strategy Meetings. Include emerging midlevel leaders, including 50% women, and provide opportunities to collaborate and make presentations.
2 Set Goals and Measure. Hold senior managers accountable by tying promotion and compensation to meeting diversity goals and requiring regular reports to the board.
3 Audit the Culture. Examine assumptions about how women leaders are “supposed to behave,” and help managers understand the view from women’s seats.
4 Sponsor from the Top. Have senior vice presidents and other top leaders, rather than direct managers, nominate diverse talent for leadership development and visible roles.