3 Ways to Promote Women in Leadership Roles In Your Workplace

Dr. Ryan Giffen

Female leadership roles in the workplace have come a long away in recent years, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to add more gender balance to your corporation. By doing so, you help to raise awareness for women in leadership roles. And you will also help get the word out that your brand supports female leadership. This could help to inspire more companies to follow the same path while you also attract customers who are simultaneously interested in the cause. 

3 Ways to Promote Women in Leadership Roles 

If you are looking for more ways to promote women in the workplace, here are a few tips for your business. 

End the Gender Gap 

Two of the biggest ongoing issues for females in the workplace is pay disparity and gender gap. These issues are the reason for so many class-action lawsuits. The best way to promote female equality in the workplace is to end the gender gap and enforce equal pay. You should pay all your employees equally based on their level of experience and not on their gender. By doing so, your company will take a huge leap toward a more successful and fair future for all. 

Acknowledge the Different Styles of Leadership 

Women often take on leadership roles much differently than men. While most men feel comfortable with promoting themselves and working individually, women tend to lead as a team advocate and do not usually stand out as an individual leader. Both types of leadership are needed in most work settings. Find a way to promote the female leaders who work for you and place them in roles where they can use their talents to improve teamwork throughout your business. 

Encourage Your Female Workers to Move Up the Ladder

There are many women who have the skills to be a leader in the workplace, but they miss out on these opportunities because they feel they are underqualified. At the same time, there are many male workers who go after roles that they aren’t qualified for. Encourage your workers to use their best skills in the workplace and tell the women in your company that you want to see them take on more leadership roles. By actively encouraging your female workers and providing external support, you could help put the right worker in the right position that will help your business succeed. 

Promote More Female Leadership Roles by Committing to These Three Objectives 

As the workplace gender dynamics continue to change and improve, it’s important that businesses remember these three objectives if they want to help promote more female leadership roles. 

  1. Equal Pay for Equal Work 
  2. More Childcare Options and Flexible Hours 
  3. Better Mentoring Programs for Female Workers with Potential for Leadership Roles 

All companies that decide to seriously commit to these three objectives will have an advantage over their competitors who do not. Now is the time to make a fair change for equality and for the overall future success of your business. 

Many companies are taking the steps toward adding more women in leadership roles, but there are still hundreds more that should follow suit. By offering more options for your female workers, your company will benefit because you are placing people with the right skills in the right work position.

About Dr. Ryan Giffen

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like. Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness. Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another.  Lastly, Dr. Giffen is producer and host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast. a show helping everyday employees overcome workplace nonsense.