This CEO Thinks Women Make Better Executives Than Men:
In a wide-ranging interview with Business Insider, The Container Store CEO Kip Tindell revealed that women occupy 70 percent of his company’s senior ranks, a reversal of what one sees in most firms.
“Obviously, we have nothing against men,” he told the interviewer. “It’s just that the skillset—communication, empathy, emotional intelligence, understanding what we stand for (Conscious Capitalism, servant leadership), and being like our target customer—really fits the bill with women.”
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The rest of the interview covers Tindell’s philosophy of productivity, his company’s low turnover rate, and his favorite business books.
While The Container Store isn’t a tech company per se, Tindell’s comments could bear some study in the tech industry, where women occupy a distinct minority of important roles. Over the past several months, some of the nation’s biggest tech companies—including Google, Apple, and Microsoft—have released diversity reports suggesting their respective workforces are overwhelmingly white and male; many of those firms’ executives have been quick to blame that on the education system that feeds new recruits to the workforce.
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