When we use merit as shorthand for a package of admirable qualities that we innately recognise, we devalue ‘merit’. Many studies confirm that we are drawn to those who think, look and act like us. This is a problem for women working in male dominated environments where there are deeply held beliefs and norms about who is suitable for leadership. In this session, three CEOs will discuss their initiatives to combat the Merit Trap in recruitment and promotion.
Three CEOs of Australia’s Fortune 200 companies will join this timely discussion.