Peninah Thomson, chief executive of the Mentoring Foundation and founder of the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme has put a scheme in place to help women hone their leadership style.
As reported in the Financial Times, Praesta, an executive coaching firm, has published a report regarding women in executive positions, and suggests that it could be down to leadership style.
A report by Lord Davies of Abersoch pointed out that male and females entering the workforce are relatively equal, and this continues to manager level. At senior executive level, the ratio of male to female workers alters greatly. The report suggested that all chief executives review the number of women they aim to have on their executive teams in 2013 and 2015.
Tracking and measuring the number of women in executive roles and within the company as a whole is vital, according to the report.
Peninah plans for each woman in the scheme to be mentored by another woman from another company to pass on her skilles.
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