Six ways to #PressforProgress

Article by Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, leaders should consider taking these simple steps to champion change and promote gender parity in their organizations

Another day, another headline related to gender disparity – it can seem overwhelming. What can we do about some of the major systemic issues around pay, promotion, even power? It can feel like too much to tackle. But while debates continue about the big-picture solutions, I would argue that there are things individual leaders, men and women alike, can tackle – in fact, any leader can do their part to PressforProgress, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day. These simple actions take a little time and a bit of effort, but in my experience they can make a real difference in the careers of aspiring female leaders.

First, let’s take a look at some of the latest research:

So what can each of us personally do? Here are some suggestions based on my experience:

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