Women in Leadership roles
As well as a shift from offline to online, the last few years have also seen an increase in female executives in senior leadership roles. Retail has always been a great career for women with some significant recent examples of female CEO’s, but commerce generally could do well to look to the public sector for inspiration. It’s no coincidence that women are coming to the fore in many areas of public life – Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon, Caroline Lucas, Leanne Wood and Ruth Davidson are leaders of five UK political parties and Cressida Dick has just been appointed as the first ever female Chief of the London Metropolitan Police force. In an age of “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts” the population at large has become increasingly disenchanted with the revolving door of indistinguishable political leaders from the privileged classes and appears more inclined to trust a female candidate to tell the truth and to behave in a more even-handed, non- partisan way.
So now is the time for all women to take full advantage and ride the crest of the populist wave for more excellent female candidates in the top jobs. At court & spark we are always happy to support both client and candidate in making this happen.