In her Keynote Address, Inga Beale, CEO Lloyd’s told the Future Leaders Award Ceremony audience
Being a modern leader, no longer means commanding and controlling employees – if it ever did. Modern leadership has to be about empowering and engaging employees instead. And I think it is here that women really have an edge – with EQ not just IQ.
She said that modern leaders need to:
- be ever-more innovative. And that’s because traditional business model are being disrupted left, right and centre.
- have a global outlook. By 2030, the economies of the E7 will be larger than the economies of the G7
- have a love of technology. If you don’t, someone else will – and you will lose either your customers or your employees or both.
- be better connected to their staff – and I mean emotionally, not just physically. We work across borders; across time-zones.
Inga Beale ended by saying:
The world has changed significantly since I started my career. But one thing remains stubbornly persistent – the gap between women joining the industry, and women becoming senior leaders.
There are 5 female CEOs in the FTSE 100 – and, coincidentally, we have 5 finalists for our award this morning.
So, Ladies, stick with what you’re doing. Let’s double that number!