April 24, 2024

Press Release

The Commonwealth Institute Launches Inaugural Women's Leadership Development in Florida Impact Study

Businesses throughout the state can participate in the survey through December 17, 2021

| 11/5/2021

MIAMI, Fla. — The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) officially launched its Women’s Leadership Development in Florida 2021 Impact Study. This is the first year that TCI is distributing the confidential online survey in Florida to better understand employers’ actions and organizational resources that are in place to retain and advance women employees in Florida. 

Florida Blue is the official 2021 “Presenting Sponsor” alongside Kaufman Rossin and PNC Bank.  TCI has partnered with Researchscape, a nationally recognized research firm, to conduct the confidential study and analysis. 

“Our overall goal is keeping a spotlight on the state of women’s leadership, providing businesses with insights and programs that will inform employers on how to effectively allocate resources and programs to retain and advance women,” said TCI-Florida Executive Director Jacqui Kiviat. “Study respondents can opt-in for their individual benchmark scorecard, providing the opportunity to systematically measure progress on women’s leadership and advancement, and access comparative data by industry segment and company size,” added Kiviat. 

Businesses that are interested in participating in the online survey can access it here   The deadline to participate is December 17, 2021. 

The survey is open to companies across industries, of varying sizes and stages—from startups to established corporations. Study questions focus on developing women leaders in general and include questions that focus on developing women leaders of color, as well as questions about barriers and accelerators related to creating a pipeline for women leaders.  

TCI is pleased to share that rbb Communications is the Public Relations partner. Additional survey partners supporting this effort include the African American Chamber - Central Florida, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Central Florida Urban League, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Elevate Women NEFL, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE), Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, HR Florida State Council and its 28 chapters, JAX Chamber of Commerce, JAXUSA Partnership, Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Right Management, South Florida Business Journal, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Urban League of Broward County and the YWCA – South Florida.   

For more information about TCI, including the 2021 Women’s Leadership Development in Florida Impact Study, visit https://commonwealthinstitute.org/programs-events/florida-impact-study/ 

The Commonwealth Institute – Florida  

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in leadership positions in Florida.  Our membership includes CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, directors of nonprofits, independent professionals, and the rising generation of leaders who are committed to building successful businesses, organizations, and careers. We provide a variety of opportunities to help women succeed on a personal and professional level while propelling their organizations forward. 

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