Diversity improves strategic and tactical problem-solving and decision-making in organizations, and has been proved to consistently lead to superior financial performance. We at LS International are particularly passionate about gender diversity, and go the extra mile to identify the best female candidates. About 45% of the candidates we have placed over the past 3 years are women. Even clients who do not give us a specific gender diversity mandate appreciate our efforts to infuse gender diversity into their workplaces.
Improves financial performance
Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.
Deliver on gender diversity goals
Between entry-level and the C-suite, female representation drops by more than 50%
Boosts ability to compete more effectively
A survey found that 83% of millennials say they are “actively engaged” when they believe their organization fosters an inclusive culture; the figure is 60% when they don’t think their organizations do so.
Enhancing gender diversity does not mean ignoring a candidate's core abilities and experience; it is about enabling hiring managers to include in their shortlist females who are at least as qualified as males. One impediment to this is the "Imposter Syndrome", an individual's belief that s/he is not qualified for the role they are in (or seek).
Women in particular fall into this behavioural trap, and this comes out during interviews. This is where LS International can help. We use the Successfinder tool to assess female candidates and design customized developmental programs for individuals and groups. This equips women executives with the necessary -building blocks" and hones their strengths so they are better-positioned for a promotion or a new job.
“The collaboration with Lauren was extremely professional. Lauren is very agile, reliable and result oriented. She is an active listener and has a great ability to understand the needs of business leaders. What I really like is her ownership on the search and her pragmatism.”
"All along the process, Daniel was proactive, organized, honest, and supportive, asking great questions, providing structured advice and constructive feedback. I always felt that he was committed to making a successful placement over the long term for both parties."
“Lauren has been a very fortunate encounter. She’s passionate, professional and most importantly a great human being. Her advice and guidance have been very inspiring and I consider them a lifetime learning. What I appreciate most in Lauren is her clarity, transparency and wide competence.”
PWN Global is a global network of people accelerating gender balanced leadership in business and society, through professional development and international, cross-industry, online and in-person networking.
LEAD Network provides networking opportunities, Inspirational Journeys Series, learning opportunities, Access to skill-building events. Insights in examples of implementation of (gender) diversity programs to apply to your organisation. External inspiration and support for you and other like-minded future leaders.
If you're a female executive looking for that promotion or are a hiring manager looking to enhance your organization's gender diversity.Get in Touch