One of the hardest things to say as a leader is ‘I don’t know’. When this happens, be honest and consider asking in return, ‘What do you think?’. Own the fact that you don’t know and instead explain the process you or the organisation is going to take in order to find an answer to the question. Admitting that you don’t know is uncomfortable, yet so important.
According to Diane the 3 issues are:
A 50/50 goal would be ideal. We need to dismantle the notion that men and women are different, because they are not, they just have different lived experiences. Women need to have equal opportunity, but this will only happen when the system is fixed because right now, the systems in place are broken. In order to do this, we need some intelligent quotas made, only this will see change and allow for women to reach positions where changes can be made.
Click the link below to watch this episode with David Andrew and Diane Smith-Gander.