Advancing women exponentially

Women in Leadership

Statistical evidence clearly shows that a more balanced representation of women in top leadership positions produces better financial results. Yet women remain an underutilized source of innovation, performance and leadership in organizations – and there’s a lack of collective understanding of what it takes for organizations to maximize the potential of female leaders and talent. So, what is getting in the way of women being more equally represented at all levels of leadership in companies?

Korn Ferry partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation to study the success traits of women who have been CEOs at Fortune 1000-listed companies. What became immediately clear was that when companies have both gender diversity and leaders with the skills to incorporate differences, increases in performance and innovation follow.

We leveraged this proprietary research to create Advancing Women Exponentially (AWE), a research based, end-to-end solution to gender inequity in leadership. We help organizations define and follow the necessary steps to maintain a proven pipeline of female leadership candidates. We aid in early identification and acceleration of high-potential female talent, and we help organizations communicate opportunities in terms that engage and encourage women’s strengths. Mentorship programs also play an indispensable role, encouraging more women to become CEOs and, in turn, actively advance other women’s careers. By seeking answers, actively supporting qualified female professionals, and providing overdue solutions to an outdated status quo, we are creating a cycle of leadership success that benefits individuals and organizations alike.



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Studies show that organizations with a proportionate number of female leaders across the enterprise lead to financial advantages.

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The global flavor company’s program for advancing women is a model for diversity and inclusion practices

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