Earlier this year, we put the call out to our community to tell us about their experiences with leadership. In the space of 48 hours, we had more than 2,700 responses. We also conducted interviews with nine senior leaders from various sectors and collectively received over 4,500 comments and invaluable insights.
We wanted to do this research in partnership with Centre for Leadership Advantage (CLA) to find out more about what the challenges women are facing in moving up, but to also understand what Business Chicks can do to be part of the solution and to help more women into leadership.
We wanted to understand what women believe they need to achieve their career aspirations and to step into leadership on a much larger scale.
There are a lot of reports and calls out there talking about why we need more women in leadership, and we talk about glass ceilings, but no one’s asking women and delving into what’s really stopping them and how we can best set women up to get there. So we went about doing just that.