In recent years, the percentage of women holding senior and C-Suite roles in organizations has increased. However, breaking through the glass ceiling remains a very real challenge for most women – and the organizations that seek to retain and leverage their talent – to overcome. This is evidenced by the drop in the percentage of women from the mid-level leader range (28% women) to just 17% at the senior executive level.
In this Executive Interview, Claudia Patton, Chief Talent Officer, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide gives an overview of their approach to employer branding and their Global Women’s Executive Network (GWEN) initiative.
This is Part 1 of a four part series looking into the topic of women in leadership and the women looking to follow in their footsteps. We are seeking to understand the perceptions of women in senior leadership roles as well as entry level roles. In order to find out, we will be interviewing and surveying women at multiple levels across several industries. Can women make any real change without banding together? What is the cost of choosing to opt out? What are the benefits of choosing to opt in? Let’s find out.