Women in Leadership

SPollock Speaker picFollowing on from the Women In Management (WiM) event at the IEC building in London in  November 2012, we are delighted to be able to share with you CMI and WiM’s White Paper on Women in Leadership. The paper was released on Friday 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day.

The paper shows that pay gaps, the wrong role models, a weak talent pipeline and lack of self-confidence are amongst the biggest challenges holding back female managers.

The paper builds on the results of the National Management Salary Survey (NMSS), published annually by CMI and XpertHR, which in 2012 showed a lifetime pay gap of over £420,000 between female and male executives. It also features high profile contributors including Sandra Pollock (Women In Management), Cherie Blair, Baroness Prosser, Professor Susan Vinnicombe (Cranfield School of Management), Caroline Waters (BT), Liz Jackson (Great Guns Marketing) and Professor Tom Schuller (‘The Paula Principle’).

The paper also includes a range of practical recommendations for employers/line managers, individual women and government.

To view the White Paper, please visit:


Responding to the announcement Minister for Woman and Equalities, Maria Miller, said:

“I am very pleased that the Chartered Management Institute have signed up to the Government’s Think, Act, Report initiative.  It is important that companies have a diverse range of people at every level.  What is good for equality is also good for business – quite simply companies make better decisions when their staff are drawn from the widest pool, as they understand their market and their customers better.”


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