Companies With Three or More Female Directors Achieve Better Financial Results
Here is proof that diversity pays dividends! There have been numerous studies and reports on the advantages of having women on your board of directors. In the Wall Street Journal article Female CEO’s Make Room for Female Directors spells it out and how women CEO’s are leading the way on this in their own company boards. One of the best quotes in the article was “Big companies with three or more female directors achieved significantly better financial results than those with none”. The other quote really supports my experiences that the CEO Mindy Grossman of HSN said “If you narrow what you are looking for to such a degree…you’re going to lose an element of diversity.”
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