We are living in an era where it is easy to access articles demonstrating research on why women are not in leadership positions.  Clearly we know the inequity exist.  The question is how long will organizations and businesses continue to handicap themselves by continuing to exclude women from their leadership positions and boards?

Perhaps step one is remembering the question isn’t “what” is holding women back.  The question is “who” is holding women back.  The consequences are great and impact the bottom line.  Think about it… If your company, or government entity has a “leader” that is not utilizing financial resources appropriately, it is not an acceptable situation.  The dynamic of limiting women in the workplace, has a negative impact on financial outcome; subsequently, also not an acceptable situation.  Don’t believe me?  Here is a great article that will help get you there, More Women In Leadership = Higher Profits, Better Outcomes.