“These women have had networks and support structures and other kinds of community support that helped them get there in spite of an uphill battle….For men, the narrative is that they made it on their own. We downplay the role that mentorship played in (men’s) making their way into a leadership role.” Heather Metcalf
“Research has repeatedly demonstrated that diverse teams, especially in leadership, outperform homogenous teams in innovation, research quality, decision-making, and complex thinking and bolster their organization’s financial success,” according to the new research from the Association of Women in Science (AWIS).
Yet, the statistics on women in leadership are pathetic, especially in STEM (e.g., only 6.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women).
Listen to Heather Metcalf, Chief Research officer of AWIS on their new research on practical tips for organizations to have more women in STEM leadership in this engaging conversation with host Joan Michelson (recorded as Green Connections Radio).
- What we can learn from women who made it to the top.
- Usable suggestions for your organization to diminish the obstacles to women in leadership.
- How to align your professional development programs to help women advance.
- How broadening which organizations you partner with matters – and drives innovation.
- Career advice and, so much more!
“Remember what your goals are, what your values are, what you are hoping to achieve,” she insisted, “and to let those guide you to where you need to be. Each person is the one who is the best judge of what they can handle, and what it is they really want to feel satisfied in their careers.”
You’ll also want to listen to:
- Kristin Haffert, Mine The Gap diversity training firm, on new research on why women leave jobs before they are promoted.
- Laura Liswood, Diversity & Inclusion expert, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders
- Mary Lee Gannon, CEO of a multimillion dollar healthcare foundation and executive coach, on maximizing a multigenerational workforce..
- Rainia Washington, VP, Global head of Diversity and Inclusion at Lockheed on innovating with purpose.
- Go for the Outliers
Read Joan’s Forbes blog on hiring people who don’t “fit in.”
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