This toolkit empowers women who often felt outnumbered and underappreciated by male-dominated tech companies. And through our research, we’ve developed resources for raising awareness, building a tailored business case and creating positive change in an organization
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) February 05, 2019
With tech disrupting almost every industry, we need strategic IT leaders who can partner with business executives to chart a course into the future. More access to female tech talent is an important aspect of having collaborative, business-savvy IT leadership.
Many organizations are also frustrated that their technology leadership doesn’t reflect the diversity of their market. The first impulse is to intensify the recruitment of women for technology roles. But that alone won’t solve problems ranging from unconscious bias to ‘bro cultures’ and bullying, which make it extremely difficult for women to advance as leaders.
Brandon Hall Group and The Blue Circle Leadership Institute spent more than a year conducting qualitative and quantitative research to help clarify the context, communicate the business case and engage others in making bold changes for advancing women in technology leadership.
“This toolkit empowers women who often felt outnumbered and underappreciated by male-dominated tech companies. And through our research, we’ve developed resources for raising awareness, building a tailored business case and creating positive change in an organization,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group COO and Principal HCM Analyst. “Partnering with Bonnie St. John and Blue Circle Leadership opened up a larger network of women in leadership roles, providing great insights for building this toolkit.”
Using the research as a foundation, the toolkit provides a structured approach to demonstrate the need for change. The second part of the toolkit allows leaders to customize a business-builder template to set targets and measure results.
The final stage helps overcome objectives, cites successful examples of leading practices and ways to start an employee resource group to sustain change.
“We are equipping influencers and thought leaders to advocate for women in tech,” said Bonnie St. John, CEO Blue Circle Leadership. “Our partnership leverages the research and best practices with easy-to-use resources.”
Leaders — men and women, business, technology and HR — can use these tools to become experts at communicating the facts, building a customized business case and moving the needle.
Learn more about the toolkit and get free samples at http://www.brandonhall.com/witltoolkit.php
---About Brandon Hall Group Inc.
Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management.
With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.
At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. (http://www.brandonhall.com)
---About Blue Circle Leadership Inc.
We partner with innovative companies and organizations of all sizes to support leaders who are at the forefront of business transformations. (http://www.bluecircleleadership.com)
From the Fortune 500 to professional organizations and associations, we equip our clients with unique tools and techniques to help them create a culture within their organizations that can sustain rapid growth, increase resilience, and thus generate breakthrough performance that transfers to bottom-line business results.