What’s In It For Me?
Why You Should Support
Women in Business
By Mary Jesse, P.E., Chairman & CEO Ivycorp
Prepared for the...
Women and Men
are Different
Better language skills
More emotional
Better memory
More active brains
Better spatial processing
More logical thinking
Phy...
About ½ men and ½ women
More younger men and more older women
Starting Point
The world has…
More women get college
degrees (58.5/100)
Women work in fields and
jobs with lower pay
Overall, women make
considerably le...
Women As Customers
Women Will Drive The Economy
Women’s
unprecedented
increase in income
will drive the
global economy
Women’s Income is Incr...
Women drive 64% of all purchasing decisions
Women drive 80% of consumer purchasing
Women are VERY VOCAL about brands they ...
Scalable -Invest in her tomorrow
Reliable -Ease her worry
Efficient -Give her back time
Secure -Earn her trust
Strategic -...
Women Inside the Organization
The collective intelligence of a group
increases with the number of women
What About Our Team?
REALLY??? WHY???
Multiple S...
EQ Gives Women an Advantage
EQ = Emotional Intelligence
Leaders’ EQ predicts:
Employee Satisfaction
Performance
Revenue
Profitability
EQ + IQ = More Successful Company
“Emotions ...
Effective Global Leaders
Global Leadership
Multiple Studies Consistently Report:
Diversity in management team and on board of directors
yields better financial resul...
1.3% have female founder, 6.5% have female CEO
Greater female leadership = Better performance
More female VPs = More succe...
Board of Directors
12.3% US
4-35% Globally (most under 10%)
C-Level Executives
24% Globally, 51% China
Untapped Resource
W...
Women in Engineering - Advantages
Gender diverse teams outperform
Increased innovation, creativity, problem solving
Women ...
How To Reap Benefits
CEO and Management are Personally Invested
Culture and Values Support Gender Diversity
Systemic Success Plan is Developed ...
Create a work environment to optimize resources
Schedule
Culture
Variation over time (different times of life)
Create an e...
Supporting Women in Business
Benefits Everyone
Increased revenue and profitability
Increased employee satisfaction
Improved customer satisfaction
Gender Diversity Benefi...
Thank You!
By Mary Jesse, P.E., Founder, Chairman & CEO Ivycorp
@theMaryJesse
@Ivytalk
Linkedin/in/maryjesse
www.ivytalk.c...
References
Dr. Daniel G. Amen, MD study, Yahoo Health
2012 CIA Fact Book (www.cia.gov)
The Institute for Women’s Policy Re...
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Tired of all the complaining, organizing and editorials about women in business? This presentation simply lays out facts to help you understand why it is in all of our best interests to support women in business. A brief organization action plan is also presented.

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    1. 1. What’s In It For Me? Why You Should Support Women in Business By Mary Jesse, P.E., Chairman & CEO Ivycorp Prepared for the women and men of any organization
    2. 2. Women and Men are Different
    3. 3. Better language skills More emotional Better memory More active brains Better spatial processing More logical thinking Physically stronger Bigger brains Women and Men are Different! Our Brains Are Wired Differently
    4. 4. About ½ men and ½ women More younger men and more older women Starting Point The world has…
    5. 5. More women get college degrees (58.5/100) Women work in fields and jobs with lower pay Overall, women make considerably less money What Happens? Women Take Different Paths
    6. 6. Women As Customers
    7. 7. Women Will Drive The Economy Women’s unprecedented increase in income will drive the global economy Women’s Income is Increasing Globally
    8. 8. Women drive 64% of all purchasing decisions Women drive 80% of consumer purchasing Women are VERY VOCAL about brands they like Women’s influence on purchasing is growing The majority of your customers or your customers’ customers are women Women Control Spending Women Impact Your Revenues
    9. 9. Scalable -Invest in her tomorrow Reliable -Ease her worry Efficient -Give her back time Secure -Earn her trust Strategic -Connect to bigger picture What Women Customers Want Solid Products Are More Valued
    10. 10. Women Inside the Organization
    11. 11. The collective intelligence of a group increases with the number of women What About Our Team? REALLY??? WHY??? Multiple Studies Support Benefits
    12. 12. EQ Gives Women an Advantage EQ = Emotional Intelligence
    13. 13. Leaders’ EQ predicts: Employee Satisfaction Performance Revenue Profitability EQ + IQ = More Successful Company “Emotions Drive People, People Drive Performance” People Management is Key
    14. 14. Effective Global Leaders Global Leadership
    15. 15. Multiple Studies Consistently Report: Diversity in management team and on board of directors yields better financial results Most women directors = +16% Sales & +26% CapEx ROI Companies with 3 or more women on board significantly outperformed those with none Effective Corporate Leaders Large Public Company Results
    16. 16. 1.3% have female founder, 6.5% have female CEO Greater female leadership = Better performance More female VPs = More successful More women on team = More successful Effective Entrepreneurs Startups and Entrepreneurship
    17. 17. Board of Directors 12.3% US 4-35% Globally (most under 10%) C-Level Executives 24% Globally, 51% China Untapped Resource Women's Global Participation
    18. 18. Women in Engineering - Advantages Gender diverse teams outperform Increased innovation, creativity, problem solving Women in Engineering - Opportunity US: Engineers are 14% women (and decreasing) Globally: Female engineers increasing, China 40% Missed Competitive Advantage Technology Driven Companies
    19. 19. How To Reap Benefits
    20. 20. CEO and Management are Personally Invested Culture and Values Support Gender Diversity Systemic Success Plan is Developed and Measured Diverse Board of Directors Elements for Success
    21. 21. Create a work environment to optimize resources Schedule Culture Variation over time (different times of life) Create an explicit plan to better leverage resources Support leadership and technology advances Transparent and measurable Organization Action Plan Increase Gender Diversity
    22. 22. Supporting Women in Business Benefits Everyone
    23. 23. Increased revenue and profitability Increased employee satisfaction Improved customer satisfaction Gender Diversity Benefits You Supporting Women is Good Business
    24. 24. Thank You! By Mary Jesse, P.E., Founder, Chairman & CEO Ivycorp @theMaryJesse @Ivytalk Linkedin/in/maryjesse www.ivytalk.com
    25. 25. References Dr. Daniel G. Amen, MD study, Yahoo Health 2012 CIA Fact Book (www.cia.gov) The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (www.iwpr.org) Harvard Business Review (www.hbr.org) Boston Consulting Group (www.bcg.com) Stanford Social Innovation Review (www.ssireview.com) Nielsen (www.nielsen.com) 6 Seconds (www.6seconds.org) Zenger Folkman, Inc (2011) US Chamber of Commerce, http://cwb.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/cwb-report-awot.pdf Catalyst, http://www.catalyst.org/issues/leadership-gap Dow Jones VentureSource (www.venturesource.com) Anita Borg Institute, Industry Market Trends (www.anitaborg.org) Deloitte (www.deloitte.com) Forbes (www.forbes.com) McKinsey Insights (www.mckinsey.com)

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