Organizations often send women to leadership programs, which is great for building leadership skills. The dearth of women at the top of organizations, however, is not due to a lack of leadership talent – it’s due to systemic issues in organizations. In this, Talent Management article, Diane Bergeron suggests some system changes to move the needle on women’s leadership. These include:

  • Avoiding treating women as a monolithic group
  • Considering the context
  • Dropping the ‘work wife’ expectation
  • Acknowledging how home imbalances influence work imbalances
  • Bringing men into the equation
  • Rethinking the traditional leadership paradigm
  • Driving change from the top