Christine Laperriere is the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre. She is a professional coach and certified expert in helping people and organizations identify talent and opportunities. Click here to see which upcoming courses are taught by Christine.


Do you know whether or not your organization is capable of retaining high potential women?

I recently had an enlightening conversation with a top executive at a large engineering firm. Time and time again, their high potential women were leaving the organization, claiming child care responsibilities and family demands as the cause. The real reason behind their response? They didn’t want to offend their employer as they left. When the same women were asked months later about their experience at the firm, they shared their feelings about a culture that didn’t value them and felt suffocating.

This is happening everyday. Only the best companies realize that when high potential women leave the company, there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

Corporate culture is everything when it comes to retaining that hard-working talent your organization values so much. If your organization is having difficulty keeping high potential women, then it’s time to review your gender diversity and inclusion strategy – regardless of the reason they give you for leaving.

 Related: Which organizations have high potential programs guiding female talent to the top?

Looking for further insight? We offer consulting services that range from one-on-one executive coaching to gender diversity and inclusion programming tailored to your organization. Request a complimentary consultation to learn more.


Related Posts


Recommended Posts

As the Senior Vice President of Business Development at AscendantFX, Shemina ...

Learn more

    Despite the business case for diversity, or perhaps because of it, ...

Learn more

Jacqueline Thorpe is Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News in Toronto, where she wrangles a team of ...

Learn more

Christine Laperriere is a seasoned expert on helping leaders and teams reduce internal ...

Learn more

Andrea Weinberg is the founder and CEO of The ANDI Brand, a line of functional fashion that ...

Learn more