Female Executives Urged to Find Their Voices
After hearing repeatedly that successful women executives feel less effective in business meetings, three partners at Flynn Heath Holt decided to take a systematic look at the issue.
Kathyrn Heath, Jill Flynn and Mary Davis explained in “Managing Yourself: Women, Find Your Voice,” published in the June issue of the Harvard Business Review, that they began in 2012 by examining 360-degree feedback they had collected on 1,100 female executives at or above the vice president level, reviewing more than 7,000 surveys in all.
After identifying the problems, Heath, Flynn and Davis suggested there are several practical steps that female executives can take to help them become more comfortable and effective.
First, they should master the pre-meeting.
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