Nominations Open for 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

As a partner organization on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, NAWRB is pleased to announce that Enterprising Women magazine has opened nominations for the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, which is acclaimed as “the most prestigious global award recognition for accomplished women entrepreneurs.” The 2020 Awards will be presented on March 31, 2020, during the final evening of Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, a two-day conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. 

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Many Organizations Not Prioritizing Gender-Diverse Leadership

According to a recent report by IBM titled “Women Leadership, and the Priority Paradox,” a significant share of organizations are not making the increased inclusion of women in leadership roles a top business priority. Among the 2,300 organizations that were surveyed worldwide, only 18 percent had women in top leadership positions, including the C-suite, vice presidents, directors and senior managers. This finding is in stark contrast to a new wave of advocacy for gender-diverse leadership and a common understanding that diverse leadership leads to better financial performance.

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Women Excel at Creating ‘Safe, Respectful Workplaces’, Study Finds

A recent study by the Pew Research Center reveals that some believe women in top executive business positions are better than men at creating safe, respectful workplaces, which are important for facilitating a diverse corporate culture. The report reveals that 89 percent of adults state it’s “essential for today’s business leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace, and a greater share believe that women leaders are better equipped to achieve this.

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