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Sep 10 2013
The business case for boardroom diversity: Credit Suisse Research Institute revealed that male dominated firms had recovered more slowly than gender-balanced firms since the 2008 financial downturn. Goldman Sachs announced that gender balance on boards in Europe could increase GNP by 13%. McKinsey revealed that the operational profit of companies with majority female boards was over 56% higher than those with male-only boards. Female majority boards also surpass male-only boards in auditing, control and risk oversight.
As the number of female board members in Europe is increasing by only half a percent each year, meaning that it would currently take 50 years to reach a gender balance, why are women being ignored? And, what can women around the world – not just in Europe - do to increase their chances of obtaining a board seat?
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