{Infographic} 100-Year Retrospective of Women Leaders in the Workplace

U.S. women gained the right to vote 100 years ago. How have women leaders in the workplace advanced since then?

Since that time in 1920, women leaders in the workplace have journeyed to achieve gender equality in the business world and – more specifically – in higher leadership roles. This quest has been filled with both celebratory achievements and disappointing setbacks.

In 2020, women in senior leadership across the globe includes:

»38% in Africa
»35% in Eastern Europe
»33% in Latin America
»30% in European Union
»29% in North America
»27% in Asia Pacific

Why are women leaders still underrepresented in the top tiers of organizations? Is it because they lack the degrees and skills to fill those roles?

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As a second-generation, woman-owned business, we’re passionate about advancing women leaders.

IMPACT Group offers leadership development programs for employees at all levels in their careers. We leverage our expertise to transform the workplace, delivering Women in Leadership™, Executive Coaching, and High IMPACT Coaching programs at organizations around the globe.

Our Women in Leadership™ coaching program applies our three-part career accelerator model to coach women leaders in the workplace to recognize and enhance their personal effectiveness, business acumen, and corporate visibility. One-on-one coaching and a tailored development plan empower women to reach their full potential and influence. Here’s what one program participant has to say about her experience:

My coach has been amazing. She asks thought provoking questions which forces me to look at experiences through a different lens. She makes me come to my own conclusions, which at first I thought was super challenging, but now I see the value in it.” – Program Participant

Through cohort coaching circles, women leaders in the workplace are able to encourage and challenge one another as they share best practices, tips, and tools. The women’s managers and company senior leaders can also play a key role in investing in and developing current and future leaders. Learn more here!