New York Women’s Forum member Sue Townsen’s article in the Huffington Post yesterday examines proven strategies that are effective in developing, retaining and advancing women leaders in the workplace.
Townsen cited the example of KPMG’s Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) – an in-company network focused on women’s advancement – which has generated a 50 percent increase in the number of female partners at KPMG since it was created in 2003. Networks like these are prime opportunities to build confidence, increase networking opportunities and solidify mentoring relationships amongst women at work.
In the article, Sue mentions a common obstacle many women experience on the path to leadership as evidenced by a KPMG survey of 3,000 professional working and college-aged women which, “found the number one barrier to women’s success is confidence. The majority of women (67%) in our survey reported that they need more support around building confidence to feel like they can be leaders.”
Through world-class programming such as IWF Executive Development Roundtables and the Leadership Foundation Fellows Program, the International Women’s Forum and Leadership Foundation are setting new precedents in developing and engaging female talent in the global workforce, overcoming challenges and obstacles while empowering women and companies in the process.
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