The reality is that when hiring directors boards tend to prefer current and former CEOs and other C-suite executives – most of who are men. Whether they find candidates through the informal networks of sitting members or through formal search processes, the result is the same. Few women are even considered for board appointments!
But if you look just below the C-suite level, there are many talented and capable senior executive women in the corporate world who are qualified director candidates. These women want to serve on boards and are doing all the right things to earn a spot – EXCEPT meet the influential people who can help get them through the door.
To help assessing adequate candidates the only scientifically proven model to stress test one’s cognitive power resulting in a GENDER NEUTRAL and measurable evaluation was developed by Elliott Jacques. The Canadian-born psychologist’s work on the nature of hierarchy spans half a century and is based on extensive field data on how people behave at work and how they feel about their roles. He developed the notion of requisite organization, running counter to many others in the field of organizational development.
At Schellter we can support and facilitate the access to the tools to proceed with such evaluation and secure, with a 92% validity, the right candidate for the Board, even at an early stage of one’s career.