How can we build women’s confidence at work? A new guide shows businesses how to implement programmes to help women reach top leadership roles
Mentoring is the most important thing Women in Leadership programmes can offer women, suggests a guide from the CIPD and 02.
Almost half (47%) of the women interviewed for the study, Breaking the Boardroom: A Guide for British Businesses, would value highly a mentor from such a programme. The overwhelming majority of the women surveyed expressed the importance of individual and personalised support, from a mentor, coach or official sponsor, over and above their line manager.
The research identified three obstacles holding women back in
their careers: lack of confidence, of networking and difficulties in being comfortable with being themselves.