These changes to U.S. corporate culture must happen to create more women leaders

If U.S. businesses changed their culture, women would be five times more likely to become leaders.

That’s the conclusion of a major report by Accenture ACN, +1.90% into workplace culture in the U.S. and around the world. Accenture identified 40 factors that are statistically shown to influence advancement. They include a diverse leadership team that sets, shares and measures equality targets openly, family-friendly policies and practices, flexible work schedules and respectful policies such as not asking employees to conform to a dress or appearance code.

Accenture surveyed more than 22,000 working men and women with a college education in 34 countries — including 1,400 employees in the U.S.

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