Why are women under-represented in senior leadership positions, on boards, and other influential roles?  Is it because there are systematic issues within organizations and beyond – or are there other causes?  Do women sabotage themselves? Do women want to play in the C-level space?

This discussion, led by Maureen Waterson, Solution Sales Executive at SAP, is about different perspectives on why this under-representation situation exists as well as what can or should be done to change these dynamics.

A recent McKinsey report published this paragraph below:

At a corporate level, where many high-skill women are employed, the opportunity is to continue to advance women into leadership positions where they can make the greatest contributions. Despite the sincere efforts of major corporations, the proportion of women falls quickly as you look higher in the corporate hierarchy. Overall, this picture has not improved for years.