Why are Women So Underrepresented in Leadership?

You see it around you. And, you’ve experienced it yourself. When you look at the leadership ranks of many companies, women are largely underrepresented. In fact, the latest study by LinkedIn.org and McKinsey on Women in the Workplace found that women continue to miss opportunities to be promoted into their first leadership roles early in their careers. This snowballs into fewer leadership career options across their careers.

In my coaching practice, I work with a number of professional women at all levels who are frustrated because this situation has impacted them personally.

Like these women, you thought you were doing the right things to advance in your career, working like crazy. Yet, your potential isn’t recognized. You’re often told you’re not ready, don’t have the required experience, or are not supported for a move ‘at this time’ because you’re needed in your current role. 

You feel stuck and are uncertain about how to change your situation.

So, what can you do? There’s no silver bullet, but there are steps you can take now that can change the trajectory for your career.

Download my free guide to discover the 7 Steps To Advance Your Leadership Career


She’s a woman on a mission, prepped and ready to help you create resilient leaders and a workplace that is poised to succeed. Having weathered her fair share of corporate and career crises of all sizes, Vivian Blade MBA, MBB, PMP, is a global leadership expert and thought leader who equips leaders with the resilience that inspires teams to recover quickly in the face of ongoing disruption and thrive in spite of insurmountable odds.

Vivian empowers leaders and organizations as a frequent keynote speaker for association conferences and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching and consulting for corporations.

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