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Caroline Feeney, CEO of Prudential’s Individual Solutions group, tells The Wall Street Journal companies need to do more to cultivate high-potential women.

February 07, 2020

The key to empowering more women to rise to the CEO seat involves rethinking one-size-fits-all paths to leadership, Caroline Feeney, CEO of Individual Solutions, told The Wall Street Journal.

Feeney, who was one of several women executives featured in the story exploring why more women are not in CEO roles, said companies in general are not doing enough to put action plans in place to cultivate high-potential women. She noted that Prudential has been making a concerted effort to look at leaders through a different lens, and that other companies should be doing the same.

“If you’d asked me five years ago, could I ever see myself in the role I’m in today or a CEO role at Prudential, I would have said, no. But my thinking has evolved,” Feeney told the Journal.

Read "Where are all the women CEOs?" in The Wall Street Journal. Opens in a new window