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Mar 8, 2023

For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic from week 4 of the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study.

Promoting women into leadership roles is a hot topic and, sadly, a debate. Why is it a debate? What are the elements that require further analysis? To paraphrase Marvin Bower, one does not ask a client if a woman should take over the relationship, one simply tells a client a woman is taking over. It is not the client’s job to decide what is right.

In this podcast, we explain why we have more female than male partners at FC and how we constantly develop them to serve in more and more senior roles.

Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study.

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