CCWL | Center for Collaborative and Women’s Leadership
INCAE Business School is a pioneer in Latin America with a Center dedicated to the issues of collaborative leadership and gender diversity.
The gender leadership problem in Latin America is vast. Even though women in the region largely have an equal or higher education level than men and represent 50% of the labor force and an increasing number of University graduates, women only represent 15% of the members in Boards of Directors and Executive Teams, and they manage only 1.8% of firms.
This is despite the fact that research based on public data from Fortune 500 firms shows that companies with a higher representation of women on executive teams is correlated with a 35% higher return on equity (ROE). Furthermore, literature demonstrates that gender diversity positively impacts country level GDP and competitiveness.
INCAE's Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership (CCWL) is an extension of INCAE's institutional belief that greater gender diversity in leadership has a positive impact on the progress of Latin America and the region's ability to develop a larger middle class to compete in the global economy.
The CCWL has developed a successful three-pronged approach to address this regional problem, all of which are open to best practice international sharing:
INCAE's CCWL is currently seeking support for the following projects: