The presence of women in the workforce and in leadership positions can improve productivity, innovation, team dynamics, and decision-making processes. Some studies show that their presence in the workplace also boosts the economy.
This white paper:
Examines the “push factors” women experience in the workplace that may factor into their decision to opt out of the workforce;
Looks at why women with high educational attainment and women in low-paying jobs are dropping out of the workforce at a higher rate;
Explores the costs to women and employers of '"opting out";
Offers suggestions to HR and talent management professionals about how their organizations can encourage women’s re-entry into the workforce and how to develop women to encourage their entry into leadership positions, and;
Provides examples of what some leading organizations are doing to retain women and to develop them into corporate leaders.