COVID-19 threatens to slow female leadership in the workplace: Forum
It is also important that diversity at senior management level isn’t just a PR exercise, but affects fundamental decisions, noted the panellists. “We know that if there’s only one woman at the board table, it’s difficult for her to be heard. If there’s two, it gets better. But if there’s 30 per cent women, you get a different lens and conversation,” said Ms Nicola Wakefield Evans, chair of the 30% Club in Australia. “You need to have a minimum of 30 per cent, with an aspiration to get to 40 or even 50 per cent. That’s where change comes, and you get decisions being made from different perspectives,” she said.The whole philosophy behind the “30 per cent” rule of thumb, added Ms Cairns, is that “you stop being a minority”.
Singapore report on women in workplace and affect of Covid