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Interview Of The Week: Marsha Clark, Leadership Development

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Article Summary:

Who: Marsha Clark is the founder of Marsha Clark & Associates, a U.S.-based consultancy and executive coaching firm which specializes in helping women progress in their careers and in advising Fortune 500 companies  on how to include the important voices of women in decision-making and strategy.  During almost 21 years with EDS, Clark held a variety of roles with ever-increasing responsibility, rising from secretary to assistant to the Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer working in the areas of strategic alliances, performance management, and account operations improvement.

Topic: What corporates can do to address the gender imbalance in the C-Suite and attract and retain more women.

Quote: “Men see potential in other men because they are just like them. It is why men are promoted on potential, women on proven performance. But it is hard to prove yourself when you are not given the opportunity.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.