“A leadership development firm launched this month will provide mentoring programs, executive coaching and management consulting to professionals across the ranks.

While the services are available to both sexes, Newport Beach-based Business Women Rising was created with a goal of advancing the presence and effectiveness of women in leadership roles.

According to a recent report by the
Institute for Women’s Policy Research, only 2.5 out of 10 chief executives are women – a statistic that Business Women Rising wants to change .”