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Feminomics     A new perspective on leadershipThe unbalanced leadership behind the economic crisis          – and how we n...
“We can’t solve                                problems                           by using the same                       ...
Some people say the economic        crisis was man-made    www.greenwellfuture.com
Or a product of…                               rather than feminine?masculine values•   Money/ things                   • ...
FeelingComfortable?                          Taboo?Gender is a taboo topic in somecountries…But if we ignore gender as an ...
How do our institutions look?          www.greenwellfuture.com
Banks                          • Sexist?                          • Reckless?                          • Influential?www.g...
Influential?• UK financial services sector 2007   – 1.3million jobs – 4% of the     workforce.   – Over a quarter of UK Co...
Sexist?                 Women earn 55% less than                  male counterparts – the                  largest pay ga...
Reckless? Group Think           The Winner Effect                www.greenwellfuture.com
Still Influential…                     www.greenwellfuture.com
ECONOMISTS                           “Why did no-one see the                           recession coming?”                 ...
GOVERNMENT  Spot the woman… !                      www.greenwellfuture.com
Business                        •    One eighth – the proportion                                     of women in top compa...
Women entrepreneurs changing the rules          • More innovative and ambitious          • Strong ethical values          ...
Imagine… If we had institutions and policies which worked with women ratherthan shoe-horning them into a male             ...
ALTERNATIVES…          www.greenwellfuture.com
Values“Over 2/3 of people around the world think theglobal economic crisis is a crisis of ethical values”                 ...
Real change•   Iceland –most equal country in the world and the worst hit by the crisis•   Gender is a key part of their r...
EconomicsWhat’s measured matters…                    GDP is our top                    strategic driver                   ...
Growth and wellbeing            www.greenwellfuture.com
Leadership• From World leaders down… the  pattern of top leadership:     Spot the woman     Spot the gender wedge• Numbe...
The business case for balance• Mitigation of group think and excessive risk taking• Gender balanced teams perform better• ...
What’s stopping us?• The myth that there are not enough  qualified women?• Fixing the woman not the system• Unconscious bi...
Feminomics1. Balanced leadership2. Smart growth3. Sustainable finance and business4. Beyond stereotypes    Balance is Best...
This presentation forms part of a great leadership          event for women and men.          Get in touch for more detail...
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Feminomics - A New Perspective on Leadership

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Feminomics provides a new perspective on leadership challenges and opportunities for both men and women. It looks at the unbalanced leadership behind the economic crisis and how we need to re-balance our leadership at every level for future prosperity and well-being.

The presentation forms a powerful centrepiece for leadership events, stimulating high levels of engagement and discussion.

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Feminomics - A New Perspective on Leadership

  1. Feminomics A new perspective on leadershipThe unbalanced leadership behind the economic crisis – and how we need to re-balance www.greenwellfuture.com
  2. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking that created them.”www.greenwellfuture.com
  3. Some people say the economic crisis was man-made www.greenwellfuture.com
  4. Or a product of… rather than feminine?masculine values• Money/ things • People/relationships• Work • Life• Economic growth • Sustainability• Big and fast • Small and slow• Single-minded • Reflective• Decisive • Consensual www.greenwellfuture.com
  5. FeelingComfortable? Taboo?Gender is a taboo topic in somecountries…But if we ignore gender as an issuewe miss it as an opportunity www.greenwellfuture.com
  6. How do our institutions look? www.greenwellfuture.com
  7. Banks • Sexist? • Reckless? • Influential?www.greenwellfuture.com
  8. Influential?• UK financial services sector 2007 – 1.3million jobs – 4% of the workforce. – Over a quarter of UK Corporation Tax• Held up as an ‘exemplar’ industry by government – Bankers appointed to advisory and ministerial posts – Wealth didn’t trickle down but attitudes and aspiration did www.greenwellfuture.com
  9. Sexist?  Women earn 55% less than male counterparts – the largest pay gap of any UK industry.  Pay gap is just as wide for new recruits  Female bonuses just 1/5 of male counterparts  Stereotypical roles. Sexism is rife – overt and insidious.www.greenwellfuture.com
  10. Reckless? Group Think  The Winner Effect www.greenwellfuture.com
  11. Still Influential… www.greenwellfuture.com
  12. ECONOMISTS “Why did no-one see the recession coming?” Erm… 1.Silo thinking 2.Focus on wealth and financial innovation at the expense of other human concerns 3.Reduced the world to mathematical formulae 4.Lacked imagination! www.greenwellfuture.com
  13. GOVERNMENT Spot the woman… ! www.greenwellfuture.com
  14. Business • One eighth – the proportion of women in top company boards • It’s also a WEDGE…in almost every industry the number of women drops as salaries and seniority rise. • Women who make it to the top are less likely to have children and often have to absorb male culture to make it • More women who want to succeed in business on their own terms are starting businesses www.greenwellfuture.com
  15. Women entrepreneurs changing the rules • More innovative and ambitious • Strong ethical values • Risk aware with long-term vision But •Don’t fit models of business support and finance •Win less than 5% of contracts •Less senior experience and contacts Those who get past those road blocks are now the UK’s fastest growing group of millionaires www.greenwellfuture.com
  16. Imagine… If we had institutions and policies which worked with women ratherthan shoe-horning them into a male model? www.greenwellfuture.com
  17. ALTERNATIVES… www.greenwellfuture.com
  18. Values“Over 2/3 of people around the world think theglobal economic crisis is a crisis of ethical values” DAVOS 2010So far that’s led to… www.greenwellfuture.com
  19. Real change• Iceland –most equal country in the world and the worst hit by the crisis• Gender is a key part of their response – Rebalancing - Government & banks are now headed by women – The new constitution was crowd-sourced. Audur Capital flourished during the crisis Based on feminine values: • Long term • Values driven • Empowering customers Like German Landesbank (70% of market) and community banking everywhere… Sound principles for banking and for business? www.greenwellfuture.com
  20. EconomicsWhat’s measured matters… GDP is our top strategic driver It ignores quality of life - health, education, care, environmental sustainability and unpaid work. It positively values air pollution, accidents, war, consumerism… In 2011 the EU passed a resolution supporting the implementation of alternatives to GDP www.greenwellfuture.com
  21. Growth and wellbeing www.greenwellfuture.com
  22. Leadership• From World leaders down… the pattern of top leadership:  Spot the woman  Spot the gender wedge• Numbers matter – we need a critical mass of at least 30% women to change culture www.greenwellfuture.com
  23. The business case for balance• Mitigation of group think and excessive risk taking• Gender balanced teams perform better• Companies with more gender balanced Boards perform better on every measure, including financial• “Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth is driven by women” www.greenwellfuture.com
  24. What’s stopping us?• The myth that there are not enough qualified women?• Fixing the woman not the system• Unconscious bias. They couldn’t find enough ‘good women’ for orchestras until auditions were held behind screens!• Stereotyping – outside and internal… www.greenwellfuture.com
  25. Feminomics1. Balanced leadership2. Smart growth3. Sustainable finance and business4. Beyond stereotypes Balance is Best – for People, Planet and Profit www.greenwellfuture.com
  26. This presentation forms part of a great leadership event for women and men. Get in touch for more details Erika Watson erika@greenwellfuture.com Photo credits Stock Xchng Mike Legend and www.greenwellfuture.com Gene Hunt cc via Flickr

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