Increasing the Diversity of Senior Management


Increase the percentage of women and minorities in senior management roles and equip them with the tools necessary to ensure their success.


More women and minorities now occupy the feeder jobs to senior management. Additionally, the competencies identified have become a key component of company-wide leadership development.


Leadership competency models are often developed based on a group of top-performing people at the leadership level. Given the significant lack of diversity of the talent pool, we “over-represented” women and minorities in our study to be able to see key behaviors associated with that group. As a result, we developed a comprehensive leadership competency model that included behaviors and attributes demonstrated by women and minorities. Our custom-tailored leadership model effectively highlighted the specific female and minority behaviors that may otherwise have been missed.