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Six leadership lessons from senior women | International Women’s Day

It’s long overdue, however, the view from the top is becoming more female. Credit Suisse’s CS Gender 3000 revealed that in 2019 the percentage of women on boards globally reached 20.6% up from 19.9% in 2018. In the UK the proportion of women on boards rose to 30.3% last year from 26.9% the previous year, while in the US it the figure climbed to 24.1% from 22%.

And for those who don’t think the pace of change is fast enough, news that asset managers Columbia Threadneedle and RBC GAM have vowed to vote against boards which lag in promoting women to the board – will be welcome.

So, what advice awaits the next generation of women who battle their way to the top? To coincide with International Women’s Day, leading growth and corporate finance advisory firm Waypoint Partners connected with its network of high profile international female leaders to bring the six powerful lessons and insights:

Download our document to read the full interviews with these inspirational leaders.

1. Stay authentic: Julie Barnard, President, Centigrade.

2. Fail fast: Tamara Littleton, Founder and CEO of global social media agency The Social Element, and Co-founder of crisis simulation and training company Polpeo.

3. Ask the ‘stupid question’: Elizabeth Lukas, CEO, Decoded.

4. Do it your way Angela Lurssen, Business Development Director, Waypoint Partners.

5. Be their boss, not their friend: Lisa Myers, Founder & CEO, Verve Search.

6. It’s all about focus: Dagmara Szulce, Managing Director, IAA Global.

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