The millennial woman is most confident of any generation before: 51% feel they will rise to the most senior levels of their organisation
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 March 2014 - To mark International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March 2014, PwC releases a report focusing on what millennial (or Gen Y) women expect in their careers, and what organisations can do to create the right environment for them to flourish in the workplace.
The report Next generation diversity – Developing tomorrow’s female leaders identifies six key themes which are integral to the successful attraction, retention and development of the female millennial.
This complements other research carried out by PwC on the millennial generation (see notes for more details). Our observations have been fine-tuned to focus on the female part of this generation – helping us to better understand how millennial women can be developed into the leaders of tomorrow.
Some highlights of the PwC report include:
Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi, Executive Chairman of PwC Malaysia, says:
“We believe strongly that diversity in people will bring the strongest results possible for PwC, as well as any other organisation. That is why we’re keen to focus on female millennials who will make up 25% of the global workforce by 2020. There is a lot of opportunity for Malaysian organisations to commit to an inclusive culture and inclusive talent processes, policies and programmes where all talent can prosper – including the female millennial.
The debate isn’t whether organisations should embrace gender diversity and inclusion, but why shouldn’t they?”
Chin Suit Fang, PwC Malaysia Diversity and Markets Leader added:
“A strong tone from the top is vital to see a meaningful shift in how organisations view gender diversity. Inculcating the right culture, mindset and environment is critical in helping talented women succeed. It’s not something that can be done overnight but will require continuous enhancement and a hands-on approach by business leaders. My question to Malaysian employers is: How will you shift from a culture of work life policies to a culture of work life in practice?"
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