Why It’s Important that Women Support Women

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Thought we’d share this interesting article from the Harvard Business Review. It’s called A Lack of Sponsorship is Keeping Women from Advancing into Leadership.

In it, Herminia Ibarra shares some thoughtful perspectives. Here’s one of them:

This disparity in access to critical roles may be compounded, or perhaps caused, by differences in women’s and men’s relationships with executives who can provide access to those jobs. Here human nature creates an uneven playing field: People’s tendency to gravitate to those who are like them on salient dimensions such as gender increases the likelihood that powerful men will sponsor and advocate for other men when leadership opportunities arise.

To learn more about this pressing issue, take a look at the rest of the article at the link below…

Read the source article at Harvard Business Review