Woman with diversity on her mind Organizations may be too willing to implement a program that pays lip service to increasing gender diversity, but doesn’t actually change the behaviors and attitudes. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There’s been little improvement in gender representation in company leadership over the past couple of years, according to a report released recently by IBM. And, with the pandemic’s gutting of the labor force and disproportionate impact on women, there are fewer candidates for executive positions among organizations’ lower ranks. The report identified three significant obstacles to effecting change: programmatic interventions that don’t address underlying mindsets and biases, overreliance on conventional approaches, and willingness to accept incremental change.

Related: Employers can lead the DEI movement through benefit design improvement

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