28 May, 2010

One Reason Women Don’t Make It to the C-Suite

I re-read today this smart article from HBR by Louann Brizendine, MD
http://hbr.org/2008/06/one-reason-women-dont-make-it-to-the-c-suite/ar/1

Louann points out that making a push for leadership roles in our forties is bad timing for women, especially those with children. Could organisations helps themselves improve the gender balance by widening the window of promotion opportunity to women once in their fifties when life’s day-to-day stresses may be less distracting?