Women, leadership, and the priority paradox

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Quality score
Differentiation
  • 3.0 / 5
Appeal
  • 3.0 / 5
Resilience
  • 3.8 / 5
Prompting action
  • 3.3 / 5
Total
  • 13.1 / 5

IBM clearly demonstrates the connection between gender equality in leadership and business performance across four critical metrics—innovation, employee satisfaction, profitability and revenue growth. Based on primary research with over 2,300 executives, IBM identify a segment of “First Movers” who have moved beyond “good intention” and made advancing women a formal business priority. These gender-inclusive organizations are now reaping the benefit of a clear and unwavering focus on action.

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