Which factors enable women to become successful business leaders? - 05/04/17

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Research shows that gender diverse teams outperform homogenous ones, demonstrating superior team dynamics and productivity, as well as improved financial performance. Yet women are still under-represented on boards and in leadership teams.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search and Women 4 Technology are collaborating with Professor Barbara Sahakian of the University of Cambridge on a unique research project focusing on female founders and those in C-suite roles, with the aim of understanding which factors enable women to become successful business leaders.

The project will analyse a broad range of factors such as cognitive flexibility, risk tolerance, impulsivity, demographics, role models and work flexibility, amongst others. The research is into women who are already successful, targeting experienced/serial entrepreneurs & professionals with a track record in business.

The aim of the research is to suggest ways to encourage women to develop into leadership roles.  The findings may also help investors and members of the board to identify early in the pipeline which female founders have the stars lined up for them to succeed.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search would welcome involvement in the research from serial/experienced female founders and experienced C-level female executives.

The research is conducted via an online questionnaire, taking a maximum of 10 minutes to complete. The University of Cambridge and affiliated staff will only see anonymous responses and will not have access to individual email addresses or any other individual information.

If you would like to take part in the research, please contact Kerry Linsey at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

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