Written by: JUAN CARLOS PASTOR @ IE Business School
Women’s position in management and leadership has been prominently discussed in the business literature for over three decades. Yet there is increased frustration that the empowerment of women is not advancing quickly enough. Women continue to lag behind men at every career stage.
A recent report by McKinsey & Company (Women in the Workplace 2018) shows that women have done their homework: they now earn more degrees than men, they ask for salary increases more proactively and they negotiate compensation packages at the same rate as men. However, they are still underrepresented at every level of management in their companies and the number of women in senior positions has remained stable for the last five years. There is an urgent need to do more and to do it differently.
To learn more about women and leadership, we have the privilege of speaking with Sophie Le Ray. Sophie is a successful leader and entrepreneur who in 2003 cofounded Naseba, a company that facilitates business development in emerging markets. She is the co-author of the book Game Changers: How Women in the Arab World Are Changing the Rules and Shaping the Future, published by Motivate Publishing in May 2016. She is also the founder and spokesperson of the Global WIL Economic Forum, an annual platform that promotes women’s leadership. This year’s edition of the forum will take place in Dubai in October 2019.
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