This 2015 survey includes feedback from 486 women in North America (79%), Europe/Middle East/Africa
(15%) and Asia/Pacific (6%). The results both reflect and support recent research surrounding inequality in
the workplace and the need for organizations to implement long-term solutions.
The results also align with a recent McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report that finds: “Gender inequality is
not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women—who account
for half the world’s working-age population—do not achieve their full economic potential, the global
economy will suffer.”1
LEAD was designed to accomplish the following goals for the organization around development and advancement of top talent, foster and support the culture of learning and to accelerate the performance across the organization. By improving the performance of these Executive Directors, we improve strategic execution and the likelihood of strategic success.