Cocktail Chatter: Study Reveals Power of Women in Business

We couldn’t resist sharing this new study, which reveals companies lucky enough to have women on their boards performed better in hard markets than those with all-male boards.

Companies with women board members and a market capitalization of more than $10 billion outperformed comparable businesses with all-male boards by 26 percent worldwide over six years, according to a report of 2,360 companies by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

“Stocks of companies with women on boards tend to be a little more risk averse and have on average a little less debt, which seems to be one of the key reasons why they’ve outperformed so strongly in this particular period,” Mary Curtis, director of thematic equity research at Credit Suisse in Johannesburg and an author of the report told Bloomberg.


Photo by by Randy Kashka via Flickr.


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