Cultivate your thinking.
A success story is that of two inspirational 2020 participants. In a rare program scenario, senior leader Kerrie Campbell sponsored her AECOM colleague Anna Robinson …
Inside the Cultivate Sponsorship program at AECOM: How Sponsorship help can shift the dial on gender equality and assist female talent thrive in their organisations.
PROBLEM/CHALLENGE AECOM sought to build on its existing policies and structures to facilitate more women entering leadership ranks. AECOM was looking to augment their approach …
Consult Australia (through its Champions of Change Group) appointed Cultivate Sponsorship to build a customised sponsorship program to increase the proportion of women promoted and retained into leadership in member firms such as AECOM, GHD and Jacobs through effective sponsorship for all talent.
For a long time, businesses have relied on mentorship, whether organically or formally acquired, as a resource for women to succeed in an organisation.
However, research has shown that mentorship, while adding some value to career paths, actually does not drive any actionable or direct change in women’s career progression.
We all read regularly that there are not enough women in partnership in law firms. We know that 60% of law graduates are women, over …
- Galea, N., et al. 2016. Demolishing gender structures. UNSW. Sydney, UNSW.
- Hewlett SA., et al. 2010. The Sponsor Effect: Breaking through the last glass ceiling. Centre for Work-Life Policy.
- KPMG Women’s Leadership Study: Moving Women Forward in Leadership Roles, 2015.