Does Gender Diversity Make a Difference in the Boardroom?

Gender diversity on boards is a leading issue in corporate governance, as has been made clear by anecdotal evidence that associates board gender diversity with better boardroom practices (e.g., Credit Suisse Research Institute, 2016 [1]; Morgan Stanley Research, 2018 [2]) and a growing trend to voluntarily or legislatively increase female board of director representation at country (e.g., the 2011 Davies Review in the UK) and state (e.g., California Senate Bill 826) levels. Not surprisingly, though, the impact of gender board diversity on corporate policy and performance has stimulated much discussion among practitioners and academics in the areas of law, economics, … Read more