A challenge I've noticed in many organizations right now for attracting, training, and retaining women is believing in their abilities. People can tell when you don't believe in them, and I feel that every woman, at some time, has either felt, or has been told, that they don't believe she can do the job. At some point, the women question why they should even prove others wrong when they have other opportunities. I've seen it happen where capable women are asked to "share" their job responsibilities with someone else, or sometime a male colleague, and although they do the work, they are never perceived as the leader.I believe there are a lot of initiatives to attract and train women, but they will never be retained unless managers believe in them, challenge them with greater responsibility, and recognize their hard work was not only luck. To solve this, the "frozen middle" must be tackled. I encourage everyone to check out this article and welcome thoughts on this important topic: https://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/middle-management-excellence.