Diversity in Leadership Program

Monday, 28 June 2021

Phocuswright's Diversity in Leadership sparks discussions and actions around the gender gap, diversity, anti-bias and allyship, recruitment and much more.

Conversation topics


Inclusive Leadership
How achieving more inclusive leadership can position companies to thrive.


Leveraging Leadership and Talent
How do we best source, recruit, engage and leverage leadership talent within our organizations?


A Commitment to Hiring Diverse Candidates
How can organizations commit to hiring diverse candidates to lead us in the future?

Let your voice be heard

In Phocuswright-style, we'll deliver data and trends, brilliant leaders, discussions, challenges and calls-to-action. All of this designed to encourage growth and smart thinking around tough topics.

If you would like to contribute and can share your own initiatives toward Diversity in Leadership, please contact us

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How can I participate?
  • Attend the event – and encourage your colleagues to also participate.
  • Tell people who are attending Phocuswright Europe to join the session to support this initiative.
  • Become a sponsor of the Diversity in Leadership event. Contact us for more information.

2020 Diversity in Leadership Program


The 2020 Diversity in Leadership event was held in partnership with the World Aviation Festival 2020, with live-streaming to their audience.
World Aviation Festival Virtual 2020
“Our latest analysis reaffirms the strong business case for both gender diversity and ethnic and cultural diversity in corporate leadership— and shows that this business case continues to strengthen. The most diverse companies are now more likely than ever to outperform non-diverse companies on profitability.”
Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters - McKinsey & Co. May 2020

57% of women and 38% of men cite ‘bias among management’ as an obstacle for travel industry professionals to rise to the top according to the 2019 Phocuswright Gender Equity Study

“We see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress.”
LEAN IN Study - Women in the Workplace 2018
“More senior leaders at companies—73%—say achieving equality for women in the workplace is a priority, up from 56% four years ago.​” ​
Vanessa  Fuhrmans, Oct. 15, 2019 ​ - The Wall Street Journal

“Research from Harvard Business School and other sources advises companies to recruit a diverse team and specifically ensure there is an environment where members feel comfortable and confident expressing their opinions. It’s critical that team members don’t feel intimidated in group sessions, allowing for their best thinking to come forward. Thus, I would expect diverse leadership teams to solve problems more effectively.”
Kweilin Ellingrud, Jan 20, 2019 - Forbes