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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


Organizations that have at least 30% women in leadership roles are 12x more likely to excel financially

DDI, Ready-Now Leaders: Cultivating Women in Leadership to Meet Tomorrow’s Business Challenges


Companies with greater gender diversity are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth

DDI, Global Leadership Forecast, 2018


S&P companies led by female CEOs had a 20% higher stock price on average

S&P Global, When Women Lead, Firms Win
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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.

  • Closing the Confidence Gap
  • Declare Your Brand
  • Influence Your Career
  • Radiate Confidence
  • Fail Forward
  • 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.

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Engage Leaders with a Powerful Keynote

Build excitement for your women in leadership initiative with a high-energy 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.

Dive into our Virtual Reality Inclusion Experience

“This really has the potential to change corporate America.” 

See what Fortune magazine said about DDI’s VR Inclusion Experience

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 or kindness toward women, but a necessary step to improve life and work for everyone.