Did you know that a substantial number of peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated the value of having more women in leadership in business. Here is a sample of some of the findings:
- Collective intelligence of the group increases with more women in the decision-making conversations (Fontenot, 2011).
- The percentage of women leaders in a firm is related to firm performance (Welbourne, 2007, Wharton, 2013) with maximum performance observed when there were roughly equal numbers of men and women (Welbourne, 2007).
- A survey of 353 of the Fortune 500 companies with the most women in top leadership shows a 31.5% higher return on equity (Welbourne, 2007).
- Another study indicates 53% higher returns for companies with more women in the boardroom, and 35% higher returns when women were present in the C-Level (Stewart, 2011).
- Company stock with women CEO’s gained 46% compared with S & P’s overall gains of 25% (Stewart, 2011).
- Companies with 3 or more women on the board outperform all male boards (Anderson, 2012).
- Two women on a board are not enough to rid the image of tokenism (Anderson, 2012)
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