How can fashion develop more women leaders?
In the fashion industry, women make up more than 70 percent of the total workforce, yet hold less than 25 percent of leadership positions in top fashion companies. They also hold a disproportionately low percentage of senior positions on the factory floor. Women are, by far, the primary consumers of fashion, but more often than not, their point of view is not reflected in business decisions. Companies that exclude women from leadership exclude talent that can give them a competitive edge. How can fashion develop more women leaders?
Despite the wealth of the pool of talent, perhaps the talent votes with their feet and decides there is more to life than the rigours that will be imposed by the boardroom.
By Emma Mascall