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Board-wise women

18 September 2014

An article titled 'Women at the top: how to excel in the boardroom' written by Dr Ruth Sacks for the HRZone brings together guidelines to ensure women’s place in the senior management of blue-chip companies.

According to Dr Ruth Sacks, Senior Lecturer at Westminster Business school and course leader for the Women for the Board programme, success on a board is about who you are, not just what you know. Female employees with their eye on a boardroom position need to feel they are board-wise to boost their confidence, and achieve a sense of knowing they're giving their best and are making valuable contributions. 

With a growing culture of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies welcoming women onto their boards, which is encouraged by the government through recent legislation, this article presents some important steps that senior female leaders can take to ensure that this change continues to happen.

Dr Ruth Sacks highlights the need to “maintain momentum to broaden representation” until it becomes “part of the recruitment and nominations process.”

Read the full article on the HRZone website.

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