Guest post by Georgina Stewart
Despite strides made in equality, we still struggle to see substantial amounts of women in executive or leadership positions; many view this as a shortage that needs to be tackled. However, before this issue can be resolved it’s essential to identify the factors that may be behind the reason as to why fewer women are progressing to leadership positions and discuss what could be preventing them from doing so.
One belief is that some women are being groomed for leadership positions and that very slowly more women will appear in the top roles. However, this growth appears to be quite slow, which has led to women like Moya Greene, the boss of Royal Mail, to question the lack of female bosses – equality may be on the agenda but women appear to be taking small steps at a time.