Women are an incredible influence on their families and communities, but their role does not end there since their economic participation is also an important driver of growth and development. Closing this gender gap for the markets could add trillions of dollars to global productivity, according to the International Labor Organization. From competition to profitability, gender diversity lets firms sell more and achieve key goals.
Despite the immense benefit with the economic empowerment of women, current systems often work against them rather than in support of them. It is past time for policies and solutions that support the full participation of women with the markets and societies at large. When women are counted and given leadership roles, the whole world would benefit.
The companies with women on the boards have higher sales and greater returns on invested capital compared to those with less gender diversity, as multiple research studies have