Ask Sallie: What Can Companies Do to Move Forward in Gender Equality? (Video)

By Sallie Krawcheck

Recently, 12% of companies were called “first movers” in equality. What can the other 88% do to move forward? Here’s Sallie’s solution.

Sallie’s answer:

Promote more women. Just go, and leave all the stuff that doesn’t work behind. And be really honest about the stuff that doesn’t work.

Your women’s group — if it’s been in place for eight years, and you’re not getting more women ahead — stop doing it. Your mentoring program that’s been in place for five or ten years, it’s not getting women in, stop doing that, too.

Close that gender board gap, as others have done. Promote more women. Promote other people of color. Promote more people in the minority, just as others have done.

If you think it’s important, and business results would indicate that they are superior when you have a more diverse leadership team, then stop with all the flapping activity, and just do it.


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Sallie Krawcheck is the Founder & CEO of Ellevest.