In the Nation's Interest

Trustee Shideh Sedgh Bina Opines on Tackling Unconscious Bias

Recently, the Cranfield School of Management, billed as one of the “oldest and most prestigious business schools in the U.K.,” published The Female FTSE Board Report 2014. The report examines the startling underrepresentation of women in chief executive positions — just four women helm FTSE 100 companies — and further illustrates the failure of leading companies to rely on women to be transformational leaders.

The report is extensive, provocative, and eye opening. Therefore, over a period of four weeks, we’ll examine facets of the report in our series: Inside the Female FTSE Board Report.


In our previous posts, we examined the process, criteria, and shortfalls for identifying and recruiting female talent at the executive level, as well as effective strategies for leadership development.

In addition to recruiting and cultivating the right talent, the barriers — and biases — that impede the growth and development of women into executive positions must be overcome.

Read the full article here.

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