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Despite a growing body of evidence showing that greater gender diversity at the executive level leads to improved organisational performance[1], women continue to be underrepresented in upper management. As of June 2018, only 29% of [FTSE 100] executive director positions are held by women[2].

Thomas International recently completed a groundbreaking study to investigate why there is such a significant scarcity of female representation in leadership.

Download our latest whitepaper, which reveals the answers to important questions including: 

  • Does female and male leadership personality differ at the executive level?
  • Do female and male leaders have differing levels of emotional intelligence?
  • Are the behaviours associated with specific personality and emotional intelligence traits interpreted, recognised and rewarded the same way for women and men? 

[1] Hoobler, J. M., Masterson, C. R., Nkomo, S. M., & Michel, E. J. (2018). The business case for women leaders: Meta-analysis, research critique, and path forward. Journal of Management44(6), 2473-2499.

[2] Cranfield FTSE report highlights female under representation in executive ranks. https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/press/cranfield-ftse-report-highlights-female-under-representation-in-executive-ranks


 

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