What is really holding women back? It's More Complicate Than You Think

May 1, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Matthew Allen Woolsey

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that, “women today lead 167 of the country’s top 3,000 companies – more than double the share a decade ago, but still under 6%.” “Despite all the attention and the one-off successes, the overall picture still looks bleak,” says,” co-founder of Her New Standard, Ellen Keithline Byrne. The problem is people are stuck in the old narratives about what’s holding women back and not shifting their perceptions to what the data shows. Denise D’Agostino, co-founder of Her New Standard, says that “what’s encouraging is that more and more research is clearly indicating that diversity of thought at the top of an organization contributes to increased productivity, innovation and profits. It’s not just nice to have a more equitable workforce, it’s a good business decision. With these findings, companies are taking a more serious look at how to make changes, but as we know, changing how we do things is hard.”

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Dr. Matthew Allen Woolsey

Dr. Matthew Allen Woolsey

Dr. Matthew A. Woolsey is a certified professional coach, consultant, facilitator / trainer, author, and researcher (focus on Asian Indian leadership) with expertise in the areas of communication (executive presence and content structure), leadership development, and building high performing teams (including cross-cultural teams).

Matthew has over 20 years of experience in Management, Organization Development and Learning Consultancy across all sectors including corporate, non-profit, and higher education. Matthew led training and leadership development initiatives at a multinational management consulting firm, which included company-wide curriculum leadership design (North America, Europe, and Asia) and was a trusted advisor and coach for organization leaders.

Matthew’s company, Transformational Energy Leadership, partners with clients to develop customized solutions based on the needs, issues and opportunities around leadership and talent development. In some cases, executive coaching on leadership and presence may be the best solution. In other situations, facilitated workshops or curriculum development and consultation is the answer.

Matthew is certified in several tools including the Energy Leadership Index, Situational Leadership and others and is also an adjunct professor teaching courses in public speaking and critical thinking.

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