L1S1 - Women in learning: empowering women leaders
We need everyone’s voice to discuss the topic of Women in Learning and here’s why: Research states, women are 2 – 3 times less likely as men to have leadership positions in Learning & Development. Studies report, firms with greater gender diversity among senior positions perform better. Thus, supporting women in senior learning leadership roles is not the “nice thing” to do but the PROFITABLE thing to do. Lack of C-suite women in L&D affect the bottom line of every business.
COVID-19 disrupted the workplace in ways we’ve never seen before and intensified the challenges of women in Learning. Many are struggling to switch-off, boundaries are blurred, and recent studies indicate working mothers are 3 times more likely than men to discontinue work due to childcare demands. We are at risk losing women at all levels of the organizational hierarchy.
- Support women from ethnic minorities in L&D (we need to stop simply listing the statistics and ‘walk the talk’)
- Identify and promote the female “Trailblazers” in Learning
- Support women in leadership roles in L&D
- Leverage remote work as an opportunity to expand our female senior talent pool
- Create an allyship with men