Saturday February 22, 2020

Smashing the ceiling

There are more females in positions of power in large firms than ever, backing up research that women produce better results, particularly in recessions, writes Tina-Marie O'Neill.

25th August, 2012
McKinsey studies have shown that women in the workplace exhibit a wider range of leadership skills than men in terms of mentoring and coaching, and communicating clearly. Photo: Getty

It has been a good year for powerful businesswomen, with a series of high-profile appointments to some of the world's biggest corporations in a variety of sectors ranging from technology, cosmetics and oil and gas, to media and food and drink.

As companies continue to struggle in poorly performing global economies, business leaders are starting to wake up to the benefits of having women at the top level. This is the message: if you want...

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