The Essentials: International Women's Day

How people and organizations around the world are getting more women in leadership roles.

On Friday there will be app design contests in Singapore, speeches in Sydney, team-building exercises in Chicago, and hundreds of other events commemorating International Women’s Day. Since the first Women’s Day was held in New York back in 1909, it has become a focal point in the movement for women to gain equality at home and at work.

In 2019, International Women’s Day brings mixed news about the empowerment of women in the workplace. There’s new data that shows the percentage of women in the US workforce is at its highest level since 2010. Yet the stats remain stark. Women make up about half the population but take up fewer than than one-quarter of senior leadership roles worldwide.

For International Women’s Day 2019, Korn Ferry has republished some of its key articles on gender diversity and developing women leaders.

Women on Deck

New data shows women’s participation in the workforce is at its highest this decade, but experts say there’s a lot more to be done. 

Women CEOs Speak: The Podcast

The entire landmark series on how to develop the next generation of women leaders.

More Than a Pay Gap

The structural deficiencies a gender pay gap exposes, and how organizations can address them. A new Korn Ferry report.

Female Leaders Take Flight

The aerospace and defense sector boasts an unusual number of women leaders. This is what it’s getting right.

California’s Diversity Law: The Nudge Boards Needed

The state’s new mandate for female representation leaves boards little choice but to form strong succession plans far in advance.

March to Equality: Advancing Women Worldwide

A three-part webinar detailing the steps that can get more women into leadership roles.