New research conducted by McKinsey suggests that the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have affected women more than men. Their Women in the Workplace 2021 report found that one in three mothers have considered leaving their role, or reducing their responsibilities due to the difficulty in balancing their professional and personal lives.
Companies are at serious risk of losing their female leaders, at a time where typically feminine traits will be required. Research by the University of Liverpool has found that female leaders are more likely to identify risk, promote clear and precise communications, and build better working relationships thanks to a greater ability to empathise.
We’re joined by TPA coaches Jill Watt and David Scotland to discuss the pressures affecting female leaders in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the traits of female leadership, and why these skills may be sought after in the future of work.