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Why Too Many Women's Leadership Initiatives Fail Here are three actionable tips to keep high-potential women from leaking through the leadership pipeline at your organization.

By Alexia Vernon Edited by Amanda Breen

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From mentorship programs for high-potential women to women's leadership development conferences that bring women from different teams and locations together to connect and grow, many companies have made it a priority to address the dearth of corporate women's leadership.

Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force and 2020 has set a record for women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, but most U.S. companies are struggling when it comes to their women's leadership development initiatives. Plus, many organizations that have been hurt by the current health and economic crisis have yet to use their initiatives to address how to support female employees who are tasked with working from home while caring for children who are no longer in school or child-care.

According to a 2020 brief by UN Women, while women "are at the helm of institutions carrying out effective and inclusive COVID-19 responses, from the highest levels of decision-making to frontline service delivery," women are still underrepresented in too many decision-making forums.

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