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Effective Leadership Development Strategies for Women Leaders at Pivotal Points: Chief Human Resources Officers and Senior HR Leaders Speak

February 2019 | Research Report

Senior and human resources leaders play a critical role in activating change across the full leadership pipeline, particularly at key leadership junctures. This report addresses why the underrepresentation of women continues and uncovers pivotal points and practices that may supercharge the advancement of women. To do so, we engaged sitting CHROs and senior HR leaders around the world via discussions, interviews, and a survey, and tapped into the collective wisdom of CHROs and senior HR leaders from The Conference Board CHRO Councils, as well as clients of Korn Ferry. To augment our findings, we examined current data and literature on leadership development approaches.



Beatrice Grech-Cumbo

Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry

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Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital
The Conference Board


Shannon Hassler

Korn Ferry


Amanda Popiela

Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board

Our Experts

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Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital


Amy Lui Abel, PhD

Vice President, Human Capital Research




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