100 years or more is how long it will take for us to reach gender equality, according to research by EY. That is too long!
Not least because the more diverse a business and its people are, the more successful it is:
- “Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.
- Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.
- In the United Kingdom, greater gender diversity on the senior-executive team corresponded to the highest performance uplift in our data set: for every 10 percent increase in gender diversity, EBIT rose by 3.5 percent.”
Read more on Why diversity matters By Vivian Hunt, Dennis Layton, and Sara Prince. Vivian Hunt is a director in McKinsey’s London office, where Dennis Layton is a principal; Sara Prince is a principal in the Atlanta office.
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