Women CEO’s/directors, a nod to diversity..or something else?

In July, USA Today reported “Fortune 500 companies that had a woman at the helm for all of 2009 were up an average 50%.” And according to Forbes: “as a group they outperformed the overall market–companies dominated by male chief executives–by 28%, on average, and topped their respective industries by 15% [in 2010].”
A 2007 research report by Catalyst Inc showed that among Fortune 500 companies, those with the greatest number of women on their boards performed significantly better financially than companies with fewer female board members.

http://community.nasdaq.com/News/2011-11/girl-power-list-of-companies-with-female-ceos.aspx?storyid=101171


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Experienced leader, both as CEO and as board Chair. Founder of the 25 year old The Hopgood Group, LLC. Co-author of the award winning "Board Leadership for the Company in Crisis". Consultant to companies large and small. Expertise in board evaluations and leadership challenges.
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