Fixing the Women Most companies think that the lack of gender balance in senior roles is a womens issue. The underlying question behind almost all the work done in this space can be summarized as Whats the matter with women that they are not making it to the top Lets help them... And help them we have for decades. The dominant approach to the lack of gender balance in most companies is to unleash a suite of fix the women initiatives focused exclusively on women. Men appear only as champions but are rarely in any way responsible or accountable for the imbalance that exists and persists. The results standing here in the early 21st century have been underwhelming. Most companies and more managers are frustrated at the lack of progress. There is a lot of in companies that feel they have tried everything and failed to crack the issue. Most havent even really started yet.