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To Ensure a Diverse Workplace, Recruit More Future Women Leaders

To Ensure a Diverse Workplace, Recruit More Future Women Leaders
From Recruiter - February 3, 2017

Recruiting more women as potential leaders is the first step toward building a more diverse and inclusive organization. Thats a lesson from a recent study thatfound companies with women in executive leadership roles are more confident in their ability to foster diverse cultures.

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, there are differences between female- and male-led organizations. By many measuresflexibility, appreciation of difference, understanding diversity, empathy, and self-awarenessthose led by women performed better, according to the survey fromthe UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Development program.

Successful companies are working harder to foster a culture of inclusion, and theyre holding their senior leaders accountable, said Kip Kelly, the schools director of public programs.

A graphic from theUNC Kenan-Flagler online MBA program points out that in a number of ways, female-led businesses perform better than their male-led counterparts:

Its only in the last 50 years that a conversation about women in the workplacebecame possible. In 1960, 10 percent of women were breadwinner moms, the sole or primary source of income for the family, according to a 2013 reportfrom the Pew Research Center. By 2011, that number had quadrupled.

The employment rate of married mothers with children increased from 37 percent in 1968 to 65 percent in 2011, according to the Pew report. In that time, the wage gap narrowed, too. In 1980, the median hourly wage for American women was 64 percent of mens, and in 2012 it was 84 percent.



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