Is There A Business Case For Women In Leadership?
What science says about the economic benefits of gender diversity
Business people with arms raised throwing money in the air
In a normal world, we would not really be asking about the “business case” for women in leadership. After all, one would expect any fair, moral, and highly functioning country to have little reason to exclude half of its citizens from being fully active members of society, or restrict economic opportunities to just 50% of the population (which alas doesn’t stop 104 countries in the world from doing so).
Furthermore, there does not seem to be a clear business case for having so many men in leadership. Indeed, throughout the world, men tend to occupy 65-95% of leadership roles, and yet:
- 65% of employees would happily refuse a pay rise so long as they could replace their boss
- 75% of people quit their jobs as a direct consequence of their boss, which makes…