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  • Writer's pictureNuno Moreira da Cruz

Gender Equality: Why is this happening?

March 8th 2020

Food for thought on Women’s Day… Recent articles and studies provide quite an interesting “food for thought exercise”:

  1. HBR saying “Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills”

  2. WEF stating that 90% of Top performers have high EQ (emotional intelligence), which is responsible for your job performance

  3. Korn Ferry study concludes that Women topped men in 11 of 12 emotional intelligence measures in a new study

Other data roughly (in the sense that it obviously varies in terms of geography and knowledge field) shows that:

  • Out of Universities, 50% Men/50% Women

  • Middle Managers, 70% Men/30% Women

  • Top C-levels, 90% Men/10% Women

Going to the bottom of the question “why is this happening?” needs to be at the top of the corporate agendas for those companies that really want to address Gender Equality. Have a great and impactful week! Nuno Moreira da Cruz Executive Director Center for Responsible Business & Leadership , Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

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