How HR leaders can help women succeed in male-dominated industries

Survival of the fittest favours the dominant group and as the dominant group in many industries, men often experience far more opportunities than women to develop their careers.

Every employee needs to know he or she is there on merit, but the survival of the fittest is not a meritocracy. Male-dominated organisations need to focus on creating equitable opportunities, sustainable work environments, and driving female talent advancement from entry-level right up to senior leadership.

Different perspectives, diverse skillsets and creative, agile thinking are all critical elements for business success. Organisations must look at the typical challenges women face and clear the way for talented female leaders to reach the top. 

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