Catching up to the West

Perspectives

ME PoV Spring 2014 issue

Catching up to the West

Challenging some common misconceptions

Catching up to the West is not only relegated to the domain of education. Women in the workforce, it is often thought, tend to be more prevalent in the western world than in developing countries. Or are they? Vanessa Borchers and Linda Human, global diversity leaders at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, set out to challenge some common misconceptions about female leadership in emerging and growth markets. “Emerging and growth markets are facing significant challenges in terms of attracting and retaining talent,” they say in their article, Catching up to the West? but some of these challenges are different from those experienced by traditional markets, and they are not necessarily getting in the way of resilient women rising to the top.”

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