How HR Can Support Women’s Leadership

Female leadership has made immense gains over the past 50 years, but there remains a significant underrepresentation of women in the executive suite and on boards of directors. Balancing work and family lives, being overlooked for promotions, working under male oriented management systems and in roles lacking the necessary flexibility means female leadership still faces difficulties in growing organically.

Overcoming these challenges therefore requires an active approach, one in which HR plays a significant role, says a new report by Odgers Berndtson authored by Ramona Kraft, principal, in Frankfurt. CHROs, HR directors, and other people leaders are in a prime position to develop environments and cultures which break down barriers and enable ways for women to excel.

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