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Helping Women
Retaining, Motivating, and Working with Female Talent
We are heading for a perfect storm in the labor market. There is reduced supply coming into the labor market, increased numbers of baby boomers leaving the market, and at the same time, an increasing demand for talent as the economy grows. In all this, women are the largest new talent pool. If we don’t retain and advance their talent, we will not fully succeed.
 
—SEAN MCCONKEY, DELOITTE & TOUCHE
A CEO OF AN ELECTRONICS COMPANY RECENTLY TOLD US, “I know there’s something going on when eight out of ten people on my executive team are men. I know we are missing out on intelligence, innovation, and insight that women would bring. We’re profitable now, but we could be more ...

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