Russell Reynolds: What's Motivating Your Women Leaders?
In this recent article from Russell Reynolds Associates, it examines how women leaders' motivations are different than men's
It also explores “The Great Breakup”—what researchers at LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company1 are calling this exodus of women from the workforce—from a leadership perspective. Despite having the same skillsets, fewer women leaders are interested in pursuing the CEO role than men. In fact, less than 9% of CEOs in the S&P 100 are women.
The article touches on key ways organizations can make sustained progress toward gender equality:
- Automatically include women leaders in succession processes and allow them to opt-out, rather waiting for them to actively opt-in
- Fit the job to the candidate; don’t ask the candidate to fit to the job
- Bring awareness to bias