According to the Global Leadership Forecast Study 2018, companies with increased gender diversity and female representation are likely to outperform the ones with less gender diversity.
This means that an increase in the number of female employees in a company can bring an upsurge in profits after it was found out that companies with 30% gender diversity perform better.
The study further showed that such companies are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained profitable growth, 1.5 times more likely to show a strong growth culture and 1.7 times more likely to have strong leadership.
The finding has been backed up by majority of company leaders who believe that ‘integrating diverse perspectives is critical to achieving success.’
Owing to women currently being relegated to minor management positions at work, companies like General Electric and AOL have pledged to bridge the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) gap by 2020 by appointing 20% more women to important leadership posts.
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