Globally, the percentage of women in leadership roles is declining. According to Catalyst in 2018, women hold only 24% of senior leadership roles. In the United States, only 5% of Fortune 500 CEO roles are occupied by women. And yet, a Harvard Business Review study examining gender in leadership discerns that women “are rated higher in fully 12 of the 16 competencies that go into outstanding leadership.” Holderness School looks at leadership differently. This year, we have two incoming female leaders: Board Chair Nell Reynolds P ‘18, ‘20, ‘22 and School President Abby Vieira ‘20.