The positive impact of women, not only on business, but also the economy, sustainable development and society in general is increasingly being recognised by organisations like the UN, at international conferences like Rio+20 and by governments. However, while many leaders recognise the positive impact gender diversity can have on business performance, this belief often does not translate into action.
Leadership for sustainability often requires principally feminine attributes such as cooperation, holistic thinking and intuitive decision-making, to work alongside masculine principles of competition and linear thinking.
Wisdom Works’ Sustainability Practice Leader, Karen Flanders, along with other distinguished sustainability leaders, will be part of a live discussion sponsored by The Guardian, in association with SXSW Eco, to explore the role of women leaders in sustainability. This discussion will focus on:
• the barriers facing women in business and how can these be broken down
• why female leadership is vital to sustainability
• the role of governments, investors and society in enhancing gender equality in business
Join this forward-leaning conversation by registering at The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/women-leaders-sustainability-csr-live-discussion?newsfeed=true.