As part of the IDG Contributor Network, I recently published an opinion on CSO online about how your organization can use the concept of a gender playbook to expand your talent pool for security management. Here’s an excerpt from that article:
In a recent Wall Street Journal article exploring new research from LeanIn.org, Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Co. discusses why corporate America needs a new gender playbook. Barton makes a number of points that reflect the experience of most women in the workplace.
For example, although management and the media have given gender equality a lot of attention, corporate America promotes men at 30 percent higher rates than women during the early stages of their careers and entry-level women are significantly more likely than men to spend five or more years in the same role.
The problems women experience in the workplace are even more pronounced in technology and the specialized world of cybersecurity. Even if management says all the right things, nothing will change for women in security unless these ideas are translated into day-to-day action.
Read the full opinion on CSO online to better understand how I overcame these challenges and what your organization can learn from my personal experiences.