Women in the workforce are key to healthy economies, but this does not mean that adding more women to the board will necessarily increase shareholder value or that the financial crisis would not have happened if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters. Negative stereotypes may be one reason women are underrepresented in management. But are women better served if we promote them on the basis of positive stereotypes? Or are they better served if we address the causes of their underrepresentation directly?
In this Private Sector Opinion, Renée Adams draws on current research truths to debunk the following six myths about boardroom gender diversity:
Video: Women in Finance: Myths vs. Research Truths, Presentation by Renée Adams
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