It's no coincidence KPMG has selected golf — and not basketball or swimming, for example — as the backdrop to advance women's leadership on a global scale with this week's inaugural KPMG Women's PGA Championship — an LPGA Tour major.
Sure, many women and men succeed in business without ever setting foot on a golf course. Yet sadly, too few women, from millennials to seasoned executives, are saying yes to business golf. Even working women with low handicaps too often decline to tee-it-up. Worse yet, I continue to hear about women executives not getting invitations to play despite being known throughout their companies as good golfers.
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Having a larger population of women golfers in general will help this over time. It remains important to provide women with greater access to the game and more confidence to leave the office for a few hours with colleagues and clients to gain the unique business advantages only golf offers.
We firmly believe few things can help break glass ceilings quite like golf.
Commentary by Pam Swensen, the CEO of the Executive Women's Golf Association. Follow her on Twitter @pamewga.
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