- Grant Thornton announces new offering to help retailers navigate complex financial services environment
- Australia lags global average for 5th consecutive year on gender diversity
- Grant Thornton appoints lateral partner hire, Daniel Mastroianni to lead its new debt advisory service offering
- New Partners continue to strengthen Grant Thornton’s leadership team
- Diversity of thought - the missing ingredient for many family businesses
- Philip Campbell-Wilson joins the Grant Thornton restructuring team
- Continuing our commitment to retail, through our merger with GNC Group Consulting
- Mr Ian McCall Appointed as Partner of Growth Advisory Team
- Proudly supporting Windlab’s industry-leading renewable energy project
- Health and aged care the future for lending growth
- Grant Thornton appoints Anthony Beven to Partner, furthering its commitment to serving Australia’s Indigenous business community
- The ATO is coming no matter your size – are you ready?
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- Grant Thornton Australia congratulates Allegro Funds
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- Strong valuation multiples & private equity interest create better conditions ahead
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- Brexit export opportunities & setbacks - agribusiness comes out on top as Australia becomes gate way to Asia
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- 11 new partners boost Grant Thornton’s leadership
- Brad Savage joins Grant Thornton, marking 8th lateral partner hire this financial year
- Changes uncork competitiveness in the wine industry
- Level playing field for local retailers as Government announced low value import threshold to be abolished
- "Public Sector Productivity” – no longer an oxymoron
- Mid-size businesses recognised and supported in 2016-17 Federal Budget
- Innovators more confident to undertake research as R&D incentives in question, finally remain untouched
- Junior miners and explorers not forgotten in the 2016 federal budget
- Manufacturers match made in heaven with invigorated workforce
- Agribusiness receives critical infrastructure investment which lays foundation for continued growth in Asia
- Flex-appeal goes a long way towards workplace happiness: Grant Thornton breaks the mould
- $300bn in cyber breaches: Mid-size business welcomes Cyber Security Strategy
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- What women really want in the boardroom
- Biggest contributors of technology innovation go cap in hand
- Netflix tax paves way for more to come
- Digesting the prospects of GST on fresh food
- Strategic Development Fund & Minister for Mid-Size Business set to fill Government’s revenue gap
- Proposed changes to insolvency laws allow reorganising for success and welcomed news for Australian mid-sized business
- ChAFTA provides platform for mid-size business to deliver jobs and revenue
- Outlook brightest for gold juniors
- TPP creates growth beyond limitations of local market margin squeeze for professional services
- Move on from equal representation and embrace independence
- Australia slips from top spot; ranking third on global dynamism index
- Real estate investment driven by gut feeling rather than data
- Speak now or forever hold your peace on innovation
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- Revision of board governance vital for growth
- Grant Thornton further invests in leadership and strengthens its capabilities
- Record low investment rates ≠ record high investment
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- Automation is the way of the future
- Incentives to invest in innovation hang in the balance
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- Federal Budget overlooks Australia's Life Sciences sector
- R&D in the firing line again
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- A friendly outcome for Financial Services
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- Encouraging support for innovation
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- Manufacturers to increase relevance in China’s supply chain
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- International Women’s Day 2013
- Innovative companies will move offshore if tax rate not reviewed
- Grant Thornton named International Accounting Bulletin’s Network of the Year
Turning promise into practice for International Women’s Day, we take a look at what really makes female leaders tick, and why businesses are letting themselves down in achieving gender diversity.
There’s a big gap in how businesses approach leadership and what female leaders are looking for, which explains why many businesses often say, there aren’t enough females coming up the leadership pipeline.
Our research investigates why women are seeking alternatives to climbing the corporate ladder and what would make them consider sticking around.
What women really want – bridging the gap
Banish the brown cardigan boardroom rules
- Collaborate don’t delegate; female leaders want a business environment that celebrates an inclusive approach to leadership. Embracing diversity of thought in problem solving, over the traditional style where decisions taken at the top and passed down the chain to execute.
- 42% of female leaders said communication was the top leadership attribute. However, unlike 32% of their male counterparts who also cited communication as the top attribute, female leaders are looking to create conversation and build a community through inclusive decision making. Diversity of thought increases the chance of reaching a successful outcome.
- Male respondents rated communication as important for very different reasons. They emphasised that good articulation of the decisions made by management and communication of how to achieve the company vision makes for good leadership.
- It’s time to stamp out the unconscious bias that suggests leaders must be hungry, single-minded and willing to sacrifice everything to get ahead. Female leaders would rather work with their peers, than compete with them.
Recognition, remuneration and flexibility is the new black
- Recognition of ability and fair remuneration were the key drivers for women seeking leadership positions. Many stated that they had to actively seek out recognition and reward.
- Flexibility in how they drive business success and effecting change was another key driver for women seeking leadership positions. Workplace flexibility will continue to become increasingly important, and not just to keep women climbing the corporate ladder. “The next generation of leaders – the millennials, both male and female – want work life balance and flexibility. They want to work from home or be able to take a two year career gap if they choose to, whether to have children or go travelling, or volunteer. The millennials will be prepared to move jobs if they don’t obtain this level of flexibility,” said Kim Schmidt, senior adviser on leadership, talent and culture, Grant Thornton Australia.
We’ve done the math; we know the business case for gender diversity:
- $665 billion foregone in potential profit. Our global study shows listed companies with male only boards in the US, UK and India underperformed their diversified counterparts by $665 billion.
The stats show that the number of females in leadership positions in Australia has stalled over the last 10 years. We have the business case for diversity and the knowledge to bridge the pipeline gap. It’s time for corporate Australia to pull its socks up and start effecting change.
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