Saturday, February 27, 2010

Women Entrepreneurs Know How to Lead

Collaboration, team-building, leading by example and inclusiveness are becoming increasingly important as companies break down silos and remove layers of management.

There's still a huge gap that most organizations still face when it comes to putting women in senior leadership roles. Women head up fewer than 3% of the Fortune 1,000 companies. This has caused a lot of women to leave corporate America to start their own businesses.

Read more here at:

Women Leaders: The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

Snippet from the article:
"The outstanding women," Fontaine notes, "used a better blend of what we think of as traditional masculine styles—being directive, authoritative, and leading by example and as well as feminine ones. They also knew when to be more nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative."


Lillie said...

Women head up 3% of the Fortune 1,000 companies! Interesting, but probably women have more of a role in providing input that leads to the company's growth and success than what's documented on paper. That's why they are able to be so successful in running their own businesses. They have the know-how to make it happen.

Laurel Delaney said...

Thanks for weighing in with your comments Lillie. Appreciate your readership and interest.