Build a Better Board For Your Company

21 Feb

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If you’re looking for a solid investment, you could do worse than to choose a company with at least one woman on the board: those companies outperform companies without female directors.

That’s the finding of a report from the Credit Suisse Research Institute, which analyzed the performance of 2,360 public companies worldwide between 2006 and 2012. Over that period, the stocks of companies with women on their boards posted higher average returns on equity, better growth, and lower volatility than similar companies without women board members. The difference was most pronounced during the recession and postrecession period beginning in 2008.

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