Getting more women into leadership positions can make a significant difference to the
bottom line. MSCI found that companies with strong female leadership had higher Return
on Equity (ROE) than companies without, as well as a superior price-to-book ratio.1 DDI
found that in companies in the top 20% of financial performance, 37% of their leaders were
women, compared with 19% female leaders for companies in the bottom 20%.2
Most companies have a lot of capable women who simply aren’t making it into leadership
roles, which is even more surprising when research suggests that up to 72% of CEOs are
concerned about the paucity of key leadership skills in their organizations.3 How can these
organizations afford to underutilize a significant percentage of their workforces?
The answer to this dilemma is to grease the pipeline of talent in order to ensure that
organizations are realizing the full potential from their female workforces.