The Bottom Line: Connecting Corporate Performance and Gender Diversity
Catalyst, 2004 - 28 pages
This study explores whether there is a demonstrable connection between gender diversity and organizational financial performance.
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89 companies Aerospace & Defense Appendix average ROE Catalyst Award Winners CO Consumer Staples companies financially outperformed Companies Studied companies with modified Company Sector Quartile Compustat connection between gender CORP Consumer Discretionary CORP Energy CORP Industrials CORP Information Technology CORP Materials Denotes companies Difference is significant diversity and financial Figure financial performance measures financially outperformed bottom-quartile Fortune 500 Gender Diversity Top group of companies INC Consumer Discretionary INC Consumer Staples INC Financials INC Health INC Industrials INC Information Technology INC Materials INC Utilities industry sector interquartile range Name of Company Officers and Top outperformed bottom-quartile companies overall sample percent Percentage Point Difference Pharmaceuticals PROCTER & GAMBLE Quartile 4 denotes ranged from 0.0 representation of women Return on Equity Return to Shareholders ROE and TRS ROE by Gender Sara Lee Corporation Standard & Poor's Technology and Telecommunication Top and Bottom top management teams top-quartile companies financially WELLPOINT Women Corporate Officers women’s representation