Are companies ready for the female talent explosion?

April 1, 201410:50 am277 views
Are companies ready for the female talent explosion?
Are companies ready for the female talent explosion

DEMOGRAPHIC dividends are set to dwindle as the size of working age populations shrinks. Further female empowerment is needed for companies to plug the impending talent shortfalls.

International Women’s Day reignited and amplified conversations about entrenched gender disparities in the workplace.

Why is it, many observers asked, that the advancement of women into C-suite positions seems to have stagnated in the past few years? After 25 years of struggling for equality, why haven’t women achieved anything near equal representation on corporate boards?

Often invoked in the literature of gender equity in the corporate world is the notion of the “leaking pipeline”, that is, the tendency of women to drop out as we climb up the corporate ladder, resulting in minimal female representation at the top rungs.

 

source: businesstimes.com.sg

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