Although the majority of women aspire to hold top leadership and board roles, today only 5.2 percent of the CEOs of S&P 500 companies and slightly more than 21 percent of their board seats are held by women. How can that change?
It has to start at the top with identifying high-potential women and helping them get to the next level by encouraging mentors and sponsorships. Mentors can help employees think about their career growth, while sponsors can actually help make it happen.
Companies have to set goals, measure them and hold leaders accountable.
Read the article at Forbes.