March 24, 2015 — What’s at stake if we don’t get more women into leadership positions? The innovation, progression, and longevity of a company. Gerald Schotman, former EVP Innovation and R&D, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Dutch Shell, says: “It’s very important for me to advance more women in leadership positions because I do believe in diversity. Innovation and technology advances really are the result of diversity. Having diversity in your business is the key to success.”
Schotman also shared what he believes are the obstacles that women face when they’re trying to move up the corporate ladder, the importance of sponsorship, and what men can do to help women succeed in the workplace.
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