A Call for Women to Serve on Corporate Boards
The Glass Hammer
June 16, 2009
Companies with more women board directors perform significantly higher than the companies with the least number of women board directors. A study done by the Wellesley Centers for Women reports that “the magic seems to happen when three or more women serve on a board together…increasing the number of women to three or more enhances the likelihood that women’s voices and ideas are heard and that the boardroom dynamics change substantially.” The study also says that women tend to be more collaborative than men, yet actively ask questions and raise different issues. Women bring new perspectives and a new leadership style to the table and demonstrate a willingness to tackle tough issues. Read article.