In view of International Women’s Day that falls on 8 March every year, we thought it would be apt for us to visit an issue impacting women in business – Gender Diversity.
With gender diversity on boards and senior levels still an issue for many organisations and despite mounting research on the business case for diversity, there remains hurdles that have to be overcome.
According to our report, ‘Increasing Gender Diversity to Boost Performance’, these hurdles include lack of commitment to diversity initiatives around the business, pressure to focus on short-term financial results and lack of investment in training and mentoring.
So how then can women flourish and put themselves forward to stand in line for promotions and senior roles?
An MBA can go a long way in helping women to better prepare themselves for promotions and senior management roles and give themselves that added edge to climb the corporate ladder.
For women who are keen to assume leadership positions at the very top, an MBA will equip them with the requisite understanding of the key business functions and skills.
Also appropriate for women entrepreneurs, an MBA will also equip them with the knowledge and competencies they need to successfully set up a business, from writing a business plan to developing strategies.
Find out more on the benefits of having an MBA from those who have gone through the process.