Going beyond Women’s Ambition: Diversifying Corporate Leadership from All Angles

*By Áine Duggan*

In his recent  LinkedIn post, PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, shares steps CEOs can take to tackle the challenge of diversifying corporate leadership and closing the gap.  Bob, one of our 2013 “Making a Difference for Women” Award recipients, highlights accountability, inclusivity, and awareness, all of which seem to be common sense. However, it is in implementation of these principles, or lack thereof, where some companies miss the mark and PwC leads.  Bob acknowledges that the solution goes beyond women’s ambition, requiring work by institutions and individuals, BOTH men and women.  We all need to work together, not just to discuss what needs to be done, but to take action.  Bob exemplifies that you can’t plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

I’ve seen first-hand his efforts on behalf of PwC to advance women’s leadership through their active participation in NCRW’s Corporate Circle.  Co-chaired by PwC’s Jennifer Allyn, Managing Director of the Office of Diversity, our Corporate Circle brings together business and academic experts to explore cutting-edge issues and best practices in areas such as pay equity, work-life balance, generational issues and global talent management.  

With an increase in the number of women partners and women representing a third of their leadership team, clearly he and PwC have found a strategy that works. 

To read the post and learn more about the steps PwC has taken, please go to http://linkd.in/10zuIhY.

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