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How to Build a Women’s Leadership Development Program

Here are the 6 steps to building a successful women’s leadership development program.

According to the Women in the Workplace Report from McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, women make up only 21% of Senior Vice President (SVP) roles and 20% of C-Suite roles, and this challenge is particularly dire when it comes to women of color—who represent just 4% of SVP roles and 3% of C-Suite roles.

As organizations evolve to meet the needs of their workforce, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to create opportunities for career advancement, mentorship, and diversity of leadership—especially for historically marginalized groups like women. 

So how exactly are businesses doing this? 

Enter the women’s leadership development program.

Building a women’s leadership development program doesn’t just happen overnight. It requires strategic planning and involves many people across your organization.

This process may seem daunting—but it doesn’t have to be. In this eBook, we’ll cover the steps to building a successful women’s leadership development program:

  1. Determining the Format
  2. Finding a Leader
  3. Setting Overall Goals for the Program
  4. Defining the Selection Criteria or Application Process
  5. Tailoring the Program
  6. Measuring the Results

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