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SuccessFinder’s CEO Research Shows Parity Across Key Leadership Skills Between the Sexes

Yet, even with statistically higher IQs, female executives still hampered by “Imposter Syndrome” and lower self confidence than male counterparts


MONTREAL, Quebec — March 8, 2017 — In connection with International Women’s Day, SuccessFinder, a talent assessment and career success prediction company, announced the findings of its CEO-level research comparing leadership competencies between male and female executives.

The research compares nearly 200 female and male CEO’s and top executives across behavioral dimensions associated with high performance leadership: problem solving style, work habits, motivation, self-awareness, human relations, coping strategies, lifestyle priorities and vocational incentives.

“As a behavioural researcher, I wanted to know if women really come up short in the competencies that make great leaders, or if it is more an issue of perception versus reality that could be holding them back,” said Dr. Larry Cash, founder of SuccessFinder, who led this research. “What I found is that it is a case of mistaken perception and significantly lower self confidence on the part of female leaders.”

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SuccessFinder Launches New “Behavioral DNA” Assessment Business

Optimum Talent Spin-Off Launches New Brand, New Talent Management Cloud Solution, and Adds HR Tech Veterans to Management Team


MONTREAL, Quebec — January 26, 2017 — Today, the fast-growth corporate behavioral assessment business of Optimum Talent has been divested and launched as a stand-alone business, called SuccessFinder. To leverage its momentum within the quickly-scaling $5 billion Talent Management software market, SuccessFinder is also launching a new cloud-based version of its tool and has hired HR tech industry heavyweights to lead its business and marketing efforts and position the business for explosive growth.

The new company is based on a unique “behavioral DNA” assessment process which identifies and compares 85 behavioral traits of individuals to the characteristics of the most successful people across more than 500 unique career roles, as a benchmark. SuccessFinder’s behavioral assessments are proven across more than 75 leading organizations and universities including: Aldo, Hatch, Maple Leaf Foods, McGill University, McKesson Canada, Morrison Hershfield, New Brunswick Power, Sanimax, Sun Life Financial, SSQ Insurance, and Yamana Gold.

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