NEURO-DECODING: A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP
IN THE LIGHT OF SCIENTIFIC DATA
In 2023, women are still in minority in company management positions. According to a survey by BPIFrance¹, only 12% OF WOMEN head SMEs and ETIs. This percentage tends to decrease as company size increases.
And yet, women’s leadership is a real asset to companies. A study conducted by McKinsey² (Desvaux, G. et al. 2017) shows that the presence of women leaders in companies increases RETURN ON EQUITY BY 47% and OPERATING RESULTS BY 55%.
Still in doubt despite these data? Just look at the real strengths we measure in women leaders based on our scientific data (Omind Neurotechnologies Study – ICF France, 2022).
So, what skills do women leaders have that set them apart from men leaders when it comes to creating performance? And how can we accelerate the uptake of senior positions by our women talent pool? Discover our exclusive data ⬇
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WOMEN LEADERS HAVE REAL ASSETS IN NEW MANAGERIAL PRACTICES
A year ago, we published a full study on the myths and realities surrounding ‘Women’s Leadership’, in partnership with the International Coaching Federation³ (Omind Neurotechnologies Study – ICF France, 2022). We found that women project many self-limiting beliefs onto themselves at work, when in fact there is no difference between men’s and women’s behavior. We also presented neuroscience-based solutions to break this self-perpetuating circle of representations of ‘women’s leadership’ and fundamentally change the current dynamic.
What do our new data reveal today?
WOMEN LEADERS ARE MORE FOCUSED ON … OTHERS!
Women leaders are more compassionate towards others than men leaders (+16 points). They connect more easily with their teams, and are better able to create authentic relationships. We measured that they were much less indifferent to others than their men colleagues (-22,5 points), and more aware of each other’s emotions (+10,8 points)³
COMPASSION TOWARDS OTHERS
“We already know it, and at Omind we’ve measured it: women have developed MORE MATURE EMPATHY SKILLS. And in the new leadership models, this is fortunately now seen at its true value!
The links with collective performance have been widely demonstrated by studies. For example, Woolley and al.⁴ from MIT demonstrated in 2010 that empathy has 3 TO 5 TIMES MORE IMPACT on collective performance than IQ!”
BONUS: A FEW TIPS TO HELP YOUR POOL OF TALENTED WOMEN
TAKE ON SENIOR POSITIONS MORE QUICKLY
- HELP THEM PRACTICE SELF-COMPASSION : non-executive women are more demanding of themselves than executive women, who are already well below their men colleagues. They don’t listen to themselves and tend to blame themselves when things don’t go their way -> – 11 points of self-compassion compared to women leaders.
- DEVELOP THEIR ASSERTIVENESS AND SELF-CONFIDENCE, AUTHENTICALLY : 94% of women feel they have already lacked self-confidence at work⁵ (Misfit & Job Teaser study, 2022). A sign that women underestimate their abilities compared to their men colleagues, and are going to be less inclined or feel less legitimate to apply for positions of responsibility.
Omind Neurotechnologies has developed the WOMEN LEADERSHIP program, combining virtual reality and neuroscience to enable women leaders and employees to assert their own authentic leadership style and gain confidence in their skills.
¹ Study 2022 Bpifrance
² Desvaux Study, G. et al. 2017
³ Study 2022 Omind Neurotechnogies & ICF (International Coaching Federation)
⁴ Woolley, A. W., Chabris, C. F., Pentland, A., Hashmi, N., & Malone, T. W. (2010). Evidence for a collective intelligence factor in the performance of humangroups. science, 330(6004), 686-688.) https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1193147
⁵ Misfit & Job Teaser study, 2022