MADISON, Wis. (7/8/14)--Women at credit unions with female CEOs feel more effective, that their skills are move valued, and that they are more committed and competent. Those were among the key takeaways at a Women in Leadership Colloquium hosted by the Filene Research Institute and World Council of Credit Unions at the University of Southern California last month.
In short, female CEOs change the possibilities for other women in their organizations, according to colloquium participants. On important measures such as ambition, competence and self-perception, women with female CEOs rated higher than those at credit unions led by men.
The colloquium offered four first steps to address the gender intelligence challenge: