Change takes persistence, courage, and tenacity. And it doesn’t happen overnight. It happens every day, in every meeting, in every organization. Promotion by promotion, decision after decision. It requires leadership at every level. And it will take all of us to build workplaces that work for women.
High-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers, in terms of both career progression and pay, even though they employ career management strategies similar to men’s. Organizations that neglect this critical talent-management issue risk lagging their competitors in attracting, developing, and retaining the best candidates to serve as the next generation of leaders.