I was reading some material on the performance of large companies that have women in senior management roles or on the board of directors. I figured I would post a couple links here on this message board on a FWIW basis, in case anyone is interested in reading about female corporate executives.
(I wasn't sure which forum to post this in. Mods are welcome to move it if there's a better place for it.)
The first link is a long report by a consulting firm; the second is a short press release concerning a study; the third is a short newspaper article.
Research by McKinsey & Co found better-than-average financial performance in European companies, which have among the highest proportion of women in influential leadership roles. Globally, companies with a third or more women in the senior team outperform those with no women on nine criteria of "organizational excellence."
http://www.womens-forum.com/ifiles/W...cKinsey_EN.pdfResearch by Catalyst, a non-profit research and advisory firm that focuses on inclusive environments for women, reported in 2007 that Fortune 500 companies with the highest quartile of women board directors are significantly more profitable than those in the lowest quartile in terms of return on equity, return on sales, and return on invested capital.
Press Room: Press Releases 2007