Really, companies shouldn’t need any convincing about why they should hire more women onto their staffs. The gender gap in American leadership is abysmal, diversity breeds better ideas — you know all of this. But as you also know, executives like seeing the numbers when it comes to their business decisions.
Luckily, we’ve found the stats to prove once and for all why it’s really worth hiring more women.
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, a nonprofit that seeks to help women advance in the field of technology, recently published a new paper called The Case for Investing in Women detailing the huge difference that women make in the workforce, especially when they’re in leadership or senior roles.
What makes this paper so important compared to the piles of academic research done on the importance of women in the workforce? ABI’s paper is the first comprehensive paper that summarizes studies from across different academic disciplines, meaning that CEOs and other people in power don’t have to spend hours digging through thousands of pages of research to see the facts straight.