Fact - there are currently more CEOs of Times Top 100 Firms called John than women leading these firms! Recent research from McKinsey & Co highlights that despite the growing awareness of the benefits of having female leaders, this isn't resulting in changes at the top. A plan needs to be backed up with positive action across a company, not just at the Board level.
Why is gender inequality in the workplace so persistent despite growing attention from business leaders and the media—and what should we all do differently? Our research suggests we fall short in translating top-level commitment into a truly inclusive work environment. We see strong evidence that even when top executives say the right things, employees don’t think they have a plan for making progress toward gender equality, don’t see those words backed up with action, don’t feel confident calling out gender bias when they see it, and don’t think frontline managers have gotten the message