We may know the benefits of gender diversity in theory, but in reality there are still too few women on boards. Setting targets and challenging unconscious bias could help, argues Fiona Hathorn, MD of Women on Boards.
Has the C-suite truly bought into the business case that diversity makes us smarter?
The short answer is that we’ve made some progress in the boardroom, but mainly on the non-executive director side—the easy option, some might argue.
When it comes to internal company executive appointments, cultural change requires investment and the will to use data to set objectives and track progress: what gets measured gets managed, and what gets managed gets done.
Our society is hardwired with biases and assumptions th
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