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Report: Gender-Diversity on Boards May Boost Company Performance

A recent study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute finds that companies with women on their boards perform better in challenging markets than those with all-male boards.  The report identifies several reasons why greater gender diversity could be correlated with stronger corporate performance, including:

  • Women tend to be more risk averse and may temper risky investment moves;
  • A signal of a better company -- for example, it may signal greater focus on corporate governance and that the company is already doing well;
  • Greater effort across the board -- for example, more diverse groups may prepare more and consider a wider range of available data inputs;
  • A better mix of leadership skills; and
  • Access to a wider pool of talent.

 

 
 
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