International Development Organizations Must Work To Close Gender Leadership Gaps

Devex: Opinion: Closing the gender leadership gap in development
Sarah Grausz and Farah Mahesri, co-founders of Quantum Impact

“…[Quantum Impact is] proud to release our first report titled Realizing Diversity, Accelerating Impact. As part of this report, our researchers … examined the representation of women on leadership teams and board of directors at headquarter offices for international development organizations. Our report also looked at the representation of underrepresented minorities on leadership teams and board of directors. … Our credibility as development implementers requires us to practice what we preach. What can organizations do? The simple answer is: We need more women at the top. We at Quantum Impact recommend that organizations take the following steps to help address this critical imbalance. 1. Use data … 2. Focus on changing culture, not just one-off trainings … 3. Look beyond recruitment…” (3/7).

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