Despite the observed benefits, however, company leadership around the world remains unbalanced, with women accounting for less than a quarter of management positions globally. The disparity is even greater when it comes to higher-level management positions. 24/7 Wall St. Analyzed data compiled by the research group LedBetter and discovered that of the 234 companies that own almost 2,000 of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, only 14 of the companies had a female CEO, while nine of them had no women at all serving in executive positions or on their boards.

“If women ran the world, there would be no wars.” It’s an old stereotype, but there’s something to be said for the effects of more women in leadership positions. In fact, according to a Morgan Stanley report, “more gender diversity, particularly in corporate settings, can translate to increased productivity, greater innovation, better products, better decision-making, and higher employee retention and satisfaction.”

Confidence is a belief in your ability to succeed; a belief that you do something well. At the core of this is a faith and trust that you can achieve what you want to achieve and be who you want to be. Rachel Bowen Pittman a Results-driven non-profit management director with Expertise in Strategic Communications, International Relations, Business Plan Development, Program Management, Integrated Marketing Strategies, New Business Development, Social Media Strategies and Cross-Functional Team Management.

Rachel Pittman is currently serving as the Senior Director Membership & Programs at UNA USA with 18 years of experience in communications, marketing, and project management for domestic and international organizations. Oversee programs for the United Nations Association of the USA’s network of 20,000+ members and its 200 chapters to cultivate membership, youth engagement, advocacy efforts and public awareness; Coordinate UNA-USA national programs, including the Global Engagement Summit at the United Nations, the Leadership Summit and UN Day events; Manages the Adopt-A-Future refugee education fundraising campaign; Cultivate relationships with UN staff, NGOs, corporations and celebrities to advance UNA-USA programs; Work closely with the National Council and Affinity Group leadership to implement the strategic direction of UNA-USA. Supervise five direct reports for membership, chapters and communications.

I had the honour of meeting Rachel for the first time during Global Leadership Dinner 2017 in New York & still I remember her charismatic & humble personality.

Rachel holds a B.S.B.A in International Business from American University and an MBA in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University. Skilled in strategic planning, working with volunteer boards and councils, translating policy into action, developing annual budgets, public speaking and training and supervising employees. Business travel includes China, Brazil, Japan, Belgium and Mexico.

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