Many organizations have implemented strategies to recruit and develop top female talent, but it’s still rare to find women in key leadership positions. They face stiff challenges at nearly every stage of their careers. One reason is that few companies have managed to translate their gender diversity policies into practical actions. Leading organizations point to customized leadership training and sponsorship as being two of the most promising possibilities to overcome obstacles to women’s advancement.

How do Fortune 500 firms stack up? Check out the RBC Fortune 500 Gender Diversity Index.

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