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Women’s Initiatives Need to Focus on Greater Effectiveness

by Anisha Mehta

“As I recently reported, some folks are getting tired of those gender diversity initiatives, questioning whether they are time-suckers or irrelevant.” —Vivia Chen, Careerist

Women’s initiatives have become commonplace as companies have implemented programs designed to attract and retain female talent, create pathways to leadership, and increase employee satisfaction. Despite the prevalence of such initiatives, many people question their utility. Are they creating the opportunities they were intended to? Are they elevating more women into management, or merely adding time-consuming tasks to the plates of already stretched-too-thin corporate women? In other words, are women’s initiatives achieving their laudable goals?

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