13 May 2015 14:40:11 IST

Fostering women leaders

Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates, says an article in McKinsey Quarterly

Women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions. Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates, says an article in McKinsey Quarterly. Increasingly, the barriers too are well known: a mix of cultural factors, ingrained mind-sets, and stubborn forms of behaviour, including a tendency to tap a much narrower band of women leaders than is possible given the available talent pool. To read the full article, click here.