Hiring the best executive ‘athlete’ benefits women (and maybe men)

Globe and Mail: Caldwell’s Elan Pratzer proposes we change our approach to the search for senior talent – especially as it relates to women – and focus on hiring the best “athlete” – the most skilled, even if not the most experienced.

Doors will open wider for women if we give them access to opportunities they are currently denied not because of prejudice, but because of perceived risk mitigation. If we properly weight the value of skill over experience, more women will compete as best athletes. Better-skilled men will also benefit and our companies will be stronger for it.

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