There is a wave of new feminism sweeping the US, as demonstrated by the millions of copies of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In on people’s bookshelves and e-readers. Lean In groups have been springing up across the country. A small and vocal group of men have come out publicly as feminists – in support of gender equality.
The challenge is still in our boardrooms. To that, Kelly Wallace, CNN’s digital correspondent shares how the performance of businesses changes when women are at the table.
The sad truth from Kelly’s article point to the need for multiple studies to scientifically outline quantifiable proof that companies with more women in positions of senior leadership and board membership financially outperform those with fewer women.
I know Twitter is listening prior to their IPO.
As Kelly sites, when women are at the table, there is a now-greater push toward vocalizing personal priorities: i.e. a senior executive publicly mentioning her inability to attend the next conference call because she would be attending her daughter’s kindergarten graduation. Several colleagues, including men, contacted the executive afterwards in support of her decision.
This gives all of us more room to remember to work to live not live to work.