Women now hold a third of all board roles in the UK's FTSE 100 firms, that's progress, but there is still a way to go for total gender balance in organisational leadership. 

Female talent has a positive impact on profitability, innovation and engagement but there are still many barriers women face throughout their career journey. Career development being one.

Many organisations take a generic approach to talent development which does not acknowledge the specific needs of female leaders or seek to take into account why dedicated female development results in more inclusive cultures. 

Some interesting insights into what might be holding organisations back and steps that can be taken to invest in the future.........