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Why Gender Diversity at the top remains a challenge.

A McKinsey & co. report released this week explains that despite so many organisations having implemented diversity strategies, few have had any notable achievements. They highlight two critical factors: Corporate culture and the engagement of men.
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“… prevailing leadership styles among top managers and performance models stressing that executives make themselves available 24/7 can be important barriers to women’s advancement….. That problem is paired with lingering doubts among men about the value of diversity programs, particularly among men who are less familiar with the range of forces influencing women’s career trajectories. ”

Why do we struggle to get this message across? Why are these attitudes not shifting?

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