I blog about diversity on a regular basis and, sadly, the content is typically downbeat. So it's nice to highlight a piece in Harvard Business Review sharing research by Korn/Ferry and The Rockefeller Foundation. This article interviews 57 female CEOs and tried to learn how these Women achieve so much, and how other organizations can replicate the success. Worth a read.
Beware the “glass cliff.” Studies show that women are more likely to be selected for senior leadership roles when the position is associated with a state of crisis or high risk of failure. Turnarounds play to many women’s strengths — particularly if they are challenge- and risk-seekers — including their desire to solve problems and make a difference.