Volume 48, Number 2, March-April 2017
|Page(s)||16 - 16|
|Published online||22 March 2017|
Gender diversity in STEM
Professor emeritus Eindhoven University of Technology
There is a strong business case for the value of diversity. Research by the World Economic Forum shows a 36% higher return on equity (ROE) for companies having a workforce with strong gender diversity1. Also growth is influenced in a positive way: in 2009 - 2012 companies with a strong female leadership have increased their ROE by 10.1% as compared to an average of 7.4% for the rest. Diversity is not a problem but a solution!2
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2017
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