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How to tell if your company really cares about promoting women

I have been following Caroline via LinkedIn for some time and she's been writing incredible articles about women in business.


I just re-read this again and thought it would be a terrific share for this group. It's also my first posting here so hope it's helpful #bettertogether :


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/heres-how-tell-your-company-really-cares-promoting-women-fairchild/


These 2 points really struck a chord for me:


"A guilty delegationWomen are less likely to delegate tasks at work and it’s costing them the opportunity to work on more strategic projects. While handing off work to others is key to being a successful leader, women are more likely than men to be seen as aggressive and assertive while delegating. [WSJ


No women, no applicantsDuring the recruiting process, companies who do not show images of women in presentations or have female presenters see a drop in female applicants. If companies don’t show job seekers a diverse representation of their workforce, the assumption is that you are at an advantage if you are a male at the firm. [HBR] "


What are the factors you're thinking about/evaluating to tell if a company really cares about hiring and promoting women?


Amy Volas
Founder & CEO at Avenue Talent Partners
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Ashley Zagst
Head of Marketing at Bravado
What kinds of benefits do they offer and how inclusive are those benefits? And I'm not just talking maternity leave or a nursing room. While this would be great, some women aren't interested in building a family. So, what else are they offering that would attract and retain women besides family planning?

What kind of personal development opportuniti...
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Lori Richardson
B2B Sales Growth Strategist; Help Company Leaders Build a Better Sales Pipeline at Score More Sales
Ashley, it's so true - not all women want to hear about family benefits, although some people seem to think so. Our research found that women, more than men, want to know the promotion plan and commitment to personal / professional development
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Amy Volas
Founder & CEO at Avenue Talent Partners
This is an excellent point, Ashley!  

It's not just about family.  I don't have a family beyond my fur babies and husband and those benefits don't translate in my world.  For me, personally, it's about understanding what kind of voice do I really have/could I really have, what's the commitment to supporting employees be their best version (regardles...
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Lori Richardson
B2B Sales Growth Strategist; Help Company Leaders Build a Better Sales Pipeline at Score More Sales
Yes, these are great points. Women Sales Pros has a Scorecard we're launching when the new book, "She Sells" comes out in about a month - SO many people SAY they want more women on their sales team but we've found so many companies with a lack of support for diversity and inclusion - hiring and retention. Thanks for sharing. 
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Galem Girmay
Account Executive, EMEA Education at Flywire
I like this thread and the point of views shared, thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts! What I heard everyone mention is the importance of being INCLUSIVE, of genders, backgrounds, ethnicity, cultures etc. the list is long! Some companies do a great job on being diverse and inclusive, others have some more reading and execution to work on. 
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