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How Women's Leadership is Accelerating Cultural Change

23 February, 2016 | (01 hr)

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The aim to bring gender equality to the boardroom is part of a broader societal project to ensure that more of our available talent, ability, and experience from every part of society moves to where it can create the most economic and social value. Lack of sufficient diversity of thought has been identified as a contributor to malpractices that ultimately led to the financial collapse in 2009. Redressing this imbalance continues to be an important goal for business and society alike.

Join this webcast as our guest, Peninah Thomson, chief executive of The Mentoring Foundation and coauthor of The Rise of the Female Executive, gives us insights into some of the central themes of her new book.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ensuring a robust pipeline of our most talented women and interventions that address this challenge
  • Learnings from interviews with mentors and mentees, illustrating how mentoring can play a part in helping women to stay engaged with their ambition and with their career progression opportunities
  • Increasing the number of women executives in positions of power in our corporations


Peninah Thomson

Peninah Thomson
Chief Executive
The Mentoring Foundation

Peninah’s early career was in the UK Foreign office, then in Paris, working direct to the Board of NATO National Delegates. After Doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, working for eight years in Government Service...Full Bio

Anne Stevens

Anne Stevens (Moderator)
Council Director, Global Business Women Leaders; Advancing Women in Leadership; HR Executives Councils
The Conference Board
former VP People & Organisation
Rio Tinto Copper

Anne Stevens is Council Director for Global Business Women Leaders; Human Resource Executives and Global CHRO Councils.

She is a senior business leader, previously a global Vice President with Rio Tinto and before that a European Director with IBM. Anne has worked in mature markets s...Full Bio

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