Women Leaders and Good Profits

As reported in the Oprah magazine, by Katie Arnold-Ratliff,  in 2001, marketing professor Roy D. Adler of Pepperdine University found that of the more than 200 Fortune 500 companies tracked for profitability over 19 years, the 25 organizations that most aggressively promoted women to executive positions had 34% higher profits as a share of revenue than the industry median. The 10 firms with excellent records of promoting women realized much higher profits than those whose records were considered very good.


I am not going to debate gender and leadership, however, it is very interesting that these results were confirmed in studies from 2004-200 as well.

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