Janice Ellig, CEO of the executive search firm Ellig Group, talked with Fast Company’s Stephanie Mehta about how corporate boards have sharpened their focus on gender and racial diversity when considering CEO candidates. “The surge in women CEOs is no coincidence“ was published May 1, 2023.
GRAY RHINOS, NOT GLASS CLIFFS
Preparation may not be the only reason women are finally gaining ground. Ellig believes women are getting the nod specifically because companies are facing challenging times. “I think the demonstrated rise of women to lead companies during the pandemic shows they did well as leaders without a playbook, which is often how women lead their personal lives, juggling the unforeseen but having contingency plans in place to cover those ‘gray rhino’ situations,” she says, referring to author Michele Wucker’s term for obvious risks leaders often ignore.Stephanie Mehta, FastCompany, The surge in women CEOs is no coincidence, May 1, 2023
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