KUALA LUMPUR, 8 March 2013 – In conjunction with International Women’s Day today, PwC is supporting a book about developing talented junior women for future leadership roles. The findings will be discussed at events in Dublin, London and New York.
The book Rising Stars – Developing Millennial Women as Leaders looks at what organisations can do to create the right environment for millennial women to flourish in the workplace.
Written by Dr. Elisabeth Kelan, an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at King's College London, the book is unique as it brings together gender, generation and leadership development issues to explore how these three areas work together – helping us to better understand how millennial women can be developed into the leaders of tomorrow.
This complements other studies carried out by PwC on managing millennial talent and diversity, which is closely linked to talent.
“Diversity is one of our key priorities at PwC Malaysia. We actively recruit talents from various disciplines every year, including promising young women. About 60-70% of our entry level graduates are female,” says PwC Malaysia Managing Partner, Sridharan Nair.
“Women representation is important for us because they bring a different approach to problem solving, decision making and people management. This is why the PwC global network is keen to support Dr. Kelan’s research. We want to better understand what’s important for these women and what can be done to further their careers, so that we can support and mentor them in their development,” he adds.
Some highlights of the PwC-supported book ‘Rising Stars’, published by Palgrave Macmillan, include:
PwC Malaysia has been organising events to engage and inspire our people in conjunction with International Women’s Day for the past five years. The events, which focus on diversity as a whole, extend to involve our men as well. For example, this year, a panel of speakers will share how they juggle parenthood, their passions, and work commitments.
Everyone plays a role in helping young women grow in their careers. People engagement activities and initiatives like these, help our people understand and champion this business priority to build more female leaders for the future.
Elisabeth Kelan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at King's College London. She has written numerous academic articles and two books. The Times featured her as one of the management thinkers to watch and her research was reported in the Financial Times, ABC News, Die Zeit and El País amongst others. She sits on the advisory boards of the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation. She is an associate editor of the journal Gender, Work and Organization and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Management. She previously worked at London Business School and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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