How do we cultivate successful leadership for women?
It begins with understanding the mindset women may have that can derail them from leadership positions. Research shows that women will stay in roles longer than their male counterparts. And they won't speak up to ask for what they want. Additionally, sometimes women lack confidence and won’t apply to a position unless they meet 100% of the job requirements.
However, women shouldn’t be held accountable for a lack of leadership opportunities when society might bear greater responsibility.
According to the Pew Research Center: “About four in 10 [people] believe higher standards for women and lack of readiness by companies to hire women for top positions and by voters to elect women to higher office are major reasons that there aren’t more women in top leadership roles in business and politics.”
Of course, that’s not to say that women aren’t thriving in leadership positions.
Jasmina Muller is vice president, global channel sales, at ScienceLogic. Cassie Jeppson is director, North America channel programs, at Lenovo. These leaders have advocated for more women in leadership roles in the channel. They have navigated the industry and will share advice for women at this year’s MSP Summit. They'll kick off the Women's Leadership portion of the Channel Partners Leadership Summit with the keynote, "Secrets to Successful Leadership for Women." It explores everything from mentorship to the advice they wished they had received early in their careers.