Women CEOs: Good for Returns

Add this to the ever-growing pile of research that female executives are good for business: a study found that companies with women executives outperformed the benchmark index. Further, these companies had 25% annualized returns over time, compared with 11% for the World MSCI Index. Continue reading

Building the Talent Pipeline

A recent article outlines ideas for keeping more women in the talent pipeline in order to have more women in the C-suite. Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, offers substantive suggestions for women through various stages in their careers: launching, mid-career, and the transition to executive level.

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Women May Be Key to Increased US Growth

President Trump has promised to increase US economic growth to over 3%, up from 2%, where it has hovered for the past decade. However, with lower labor force participation and sluggish productivity, how can he make this happen? One possibility: increase women in the workforce. Continue reading

Women CEOs Earn More?

A recent study by The Wall Street Journal about CEO pay found something unusual: female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts. The study found that in 6 of the last 7 years, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts. In 2016, women earned a median $13.8 million compared to $11.6 million for men. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out what’s going on here. Continue reading

Empowering Women Equals Economic Strength

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The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realize their full potential.  This sentiment, articulated by Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, was one of the central themes of the recent Global Forum held in Vatican City. Business and government leaders gathered to discuss how companies can support economies and workers globally to the benefit of all. Continue reading