Hard work and perseverance, not luck, take women to the top of their fields, argues Lucy P. Marcus, CEO of Madrid’s IE Business School. She cites five factors—Basic Skills, International Exposure, Mentoring, Role Models and Starting Early—that she says are essential for developing women leaders.
“Never settling, always being driven, and always seeking new experiences: these are the hallmarks of the most successful senior women, and indeed men, in the world,” Marcus writes. “We must all play a part in helping young women succeed, as our countries, economies, and futures depend on their success.”
Read her LinkedIn article about the “Five Essentials” here and then share your thoughts. What would you add as No. 6 on this list? Which of her five do you consider the most important?