"Creativity and innovation are needed to disrupt outdated male-dominated business models” says Sally Low.

Speaking at its International Women’s Day reception, LOW's Managing Director, Sally Low, called for more women in business leadership positions, saying: “How do we engage and inspire tomorrow’s workforce and how do the changes that are taking place with amazing speed work with gender balance in the jobs of the future?  Technology is disruptive. But as Schumpeter demonstrated, disruption can be creative.  And we need this creativity and innovation to disrupt outdated male-dominated business models.”

“Bringing more women into leadership roles, not just in business, but in all walks of life has to be an important part of the solution.  Businesses are increasingly recognizing how they have previously neglected the potential of women leaders. “

Referring to the recent RBS report showing a significant funding gap between men and women starting businesses, Sally Low said: “Female entrepreneurs typically have to start businesses with only half as much capital as men. When women do start businesses, however they’re more likely than men to become established and sustainable over the long term.”

LOW’s International Women’s Day reception took place at the company’s headquarters in Brussels, to celebrate both women’s rights and their accomplishments in the business world. The event also showcased a LOW-produced video in which women shared their thoughts on how to recruit, engage and inspire the next generation of women leaders, managers and thought leaders.

 Sally Low’s full speech can be read here.