Australian Women CEOs Speak - How organisations can ensure female leaders rise
One of the key tasks of the board is to appoint the CEO. With today’s significant gender imbalance in senior roles, it is clear that gender diversity in CEO succession planning is not best served by the current pipeline.
Korn Ferry, in collaboration with AICD has conducted research into 21 current and former Australian female CEOs. Australian Women CEOs Speak shifts the focus from counting female heads to diving deeply into all the factors that need to come together to enable a successful career. After conducting psychometric assessments and structured interviews with the women who ascended to CEO or equivalent roles in Australia, we can confidently say we know what works and what doesn’t and provide a roadmap for future development.
Join Elizabeth Proust AO, Chairman AICD and Jacqueline Gillespie, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry to discuss what the research has revealed about:
- The differentiating skills for women CEOs
- The drivers, traits and competencies of a woman who makes it to the top
- The experiences that helped – and hindered – the journey to the top for CEO women
- What organisations and boards can do to attract and develop women for executive and board roles
- What women in the pipeline for executive and board roles can do to realise their goals
- The role of the board in developing women for leadership
Australian Women CEOs Speak is a resource for boards, executive teams, HR leaders, and most importantly, the women who aspire to reach their full potential in their chosen career.