Despite the fact that half of the educated population is made up of women who outperform their male counterparts in academic excellence, once in the work place, the gender gap at senior levels still persists, in some countries contracting and in others expanding overall — still significant enough for governments, organizations and leaders to make it high on their agenda. But despite a greater understanding of the positive effects of gender diversity in leadership positions, there is significant debate about how to attempt to resolve it.
Gender diversity is not masculine or a feminine issue, it is an issue that affects us all, and as such, we should be nurturing from the earliest stages of our education journey, the opportunities that both men and women can access as they develop their professional lives.
The reality is that because we don’t often visualize the strength and benefits that diversity can bring to an organization, a community and our lives, we are not q...
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