Brendan Plessis Discusses Women in Leadership in ManPowerGroup Podcast

March 31, 2021

This year, the theme for International Women’s Day was “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” and it celebrated the tremendous efforts of women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the gaps that still remain.


Earlier this month, Sompo International’s EVP, Distribution and Strategy, International Insurance, Brendan Plessis, joined Amy Smyth, Head of the European Centre of Excellence for Career Management at Right Management to discuss women in leadership. Hosted by the ManPowerGroup, this podcast directly addressed the meaning of “shecession”; why language is so important; the strategies women can use to assert themselves in their careers; what is sponsorship and how is it different from mentorship; why are there some sectors less gender diverse than others and what more can be done to close that gap; why more women aren’t progressing into executive positions; do men and women really lead differently and, how to win a salary negotiation (hint: go for it)!


Check out the full podcast.


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