Re: A request for help (long)

Denis Cowan (
Mon, 21 Nov 1994 14:04:25 +0000

G'day from Denis Cowan, Brisbane, Australia

My request.

I am currently having a discussion with one of my clients re succession
planning. I have gathered all of the usual data re concepts, people,
training, need, interest etc.. All of those things that fit into a neat
Human resource package. My client says that I have done an effective job.

Here is the nub. THe organization is a male dominated technical
organization. Both my client and I believe that the males within the
organization will be promoted through the male mentoring system whether
they do or do not have a succession planning program. What about the
females ? There is only one female in the top 40 or so positions.

Should my client implement a succession planning process for women only ?

I await you comments with interest

Denis Cowan