The Unsung Competitive Advantages of Gender-Diverse Leadership Teams
By Karen Brown

Diversity and inclusion initiatives abound to elevate women into leadership roles. However, in most industries the women in top leadership roles remain a distinct minority. Why is this the case? And does it matter?

This paper explains why it does. I point to rigorous studies conducted over the last two decades that show how having a greater than usual number of women in management roles has helped companies create more successful new products and services, maintain stronger bonds with key stakeholders (customers, investors, employees), grow in far healthier ways, and have more robust leadership pipelines.