Women in Leadership
It’s Not a Women’s Issue. It’s a Business Issue.
The topic of women in leadership has been in the headlines for decades. So why has progress been so slow?
Real progress depends on changing the leadership environment. The only way to get results is to change your culture and adopt data-driven talent practices that reduce bias.
DDI is ready to work with you. We'll help you create an environment and system where women leaders can thrive.
Why Women in Leadership is a Business Issue
Almost half of women executives (45%) said they would likely need to switch companies to advance, compared to only 32% of male executivesDDI, Global Leadership Forecast, 2021
Companies with above-average gender and racial/ethnic diversity are 8x more likely to be in the top 10% of organizations for financial performanceDDI, Global Leadership Forecast, 2021
S&P companies led by female CEOs had a 20% higher stock price on averageS&P Global, When Women Lead, Firms Win
Develop Skills to Ignite Impact
Leadership skills don’t know gender. But there are unique issues that face women leaders at all levels. We developed our Ignite Your Impact: Women in Leadership℠ series to help women tackle those challenges head-on.
Choose from any of our two-hour sessions to build your custom women in leadership program.
- Declare Your Brand
- Fail Forward
- Influence Your Career
- Leaders/Men as Allies
- Radiate Confidence
- Super-Power Your Network
Every session can be offered virtually or onsite. It’s up to you how you want to bring your teams together.
Engage Leaders with a Powerful Keynote
Build excitement for your women in leadership initiative with a high-energy, interactive keynote. Our keynote is the perfect fit to kick off your program, or add to your conference. It can even be a lunch-and-learn session.
The keynote presents both the business case for women in leadership and offers real-world wisdom. Attendees will leave with practical tips to build their confidence, inner strength, and leadership value.
It’s not just about developing themselves and developing each other. From a business perspective it also gives them personal challenges, but then it also helps us to think about how we grow CI as an organization.
— Lorraine Blair, Chief Talent Officer, CI Financial
Improve Inclusion with Virtual Reality
Many leaders today understand and support women in leadership. But often, it’s only at a theoretical level. In reality, they may lack an emotional connection to the issue. After all, if they haven’t experienced it, it can be tough to relate.
Enter the empathy machine: virtual reality. Through VR, DDI has developed a powerful experience that will help every leader understand exclusion. With a new understanding, they’ll be ready for a whole new conversation about inclusion.
“This really has the potential to change corporate America.”
Activate Allies for Women Leaders
Empower executives, managers, and colleagues to be allies to women. DDI’s allyship programs uniquely focus on what allies can do to champion women versus what they cannot do. Supporting gender equality is not a favor toward women, but a necessary step to improve life and work for everyone.
Healthcare employs more women overall, but the gender leadership gap remains. How one health system worked with DDI to start closing the gap and improve gender equity in leadership.CLIENT STORY
How Sparrow Health System Built a Program to Close the Gender Leadership Gap
New DDI data highlight how missed opportunities in positions that hold P&L responsibility hold women backBLOG
P&L Responsibility: Why Women Don’t Get to the C-Suite
A special diversity and inclusion report from the Global Leadership Forecast series with critical data on gender and minority leadership.RESEARCH
Diversity & Inclusion Report 2020