It’s exciting to see the growing number of studies proving what many HR leaders have long understood—that gender diversity among leadership is important for the bottom line. (See research.)
So, why are there still so few women in leadership positions? While some improvements have been made, the percentage of women advancing into management jobs during the last two decades has slowed (see study). And in the past few years, the percentage of women in top management positions and on corporate boards has stalled (see research).