Senior women ‘holding back’

Women who aspire to reach the boardroom are less likely than their male counterparts to be offered coaching by their employers. Stepping into a new leadership role was the most common reason for organisations to sponsor both senior men and women for coaching (59 per cent of women; 46 per cent of men), according to coaching firm Praesta’s report, Why are there so few women in senior executive roles? However, a further 40 per cent of senior men came because they were supported in their aspirations to reach executive level, compared to fewer than 10 per cent of women. Mairi Eastwood, co-founder...

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