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3 strategies to promote the development of women to leadership positions in your company

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The effectiveness of women in leadership positions was recently demonstrated with the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Countries that had a woman as a leader to manage the crisis recorded 43% fewer deaths than other nations in the world. Presidents and heads of state such as Jacinta Arden from New Zealand and Tsai Ing-wen from Taiwan were examples of how leaders can anticipate and take effective action in times of crisis. Additionally, studies have shown that women tend to cultivate traits of collaboration, compassion, and empathy, which are very helpful for people in leadership positions.

However, although these experiences and studies show that women have the ability to be excellent leaders, they are not represented in leadership positions like men. For example, women only represent 6% in positions of president or head of state in the world. The UN reported that , out of 193 countries, only 22 women hold such leadership positions.

Many reasons contribute to this lack of representation. Among these are: social discrimination based on their sex, where society tends to associate the leadership position with the male sex; the “tokenism” that........

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