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Li Tan
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2/14/2016 | 2:06:16 AM
Re: women executives
It's a good thing to see more balance in gender at executive level - I don't see any reason/data why women cannot perform as well as (or even better than) man did.
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2/13/2016 | 7:08:40 PM
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@Technocrati Indeed, it is.
Ariella
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2/13/2016 | 7:05:52 PM
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@Broadway yes, that's exactly what I thought. I recall my aunt telling me that back in the 60s or so they officially justified paying women less than men for the same job because "men have to support their families." She wasn't working just for something to do and also had children to support (having been widowed at a very young age). But that was the climate then. You'd expect we should have made a lot more progress in half a century!
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2/13/2016 | 4:15:03 PM
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@Ariella @ ImpactNow   It is amazing that with all the great technological advances made in the past century - we are still very much living in the "Stone Age" when it comes to equally of gender and race.

Really embarrassing when you think about it.
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2/13/2016 | 4:11:47 PM
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Nothing really surprises me about these findings, Women are generally much more reasonable and thus more effective than Men.
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2/13/2016 | 2:03:49 PM
One possible explanation
Female executives are less likely to let their egos get in the way of doing the right thing by the company (this is biological, if you don't believe me, then watch the animals).  I'm guessing that they're also more likely to have work in balance with the rest of their lives (they're less likely to wear themselves ragged on the job than are the men, which means they're not making as many fatigued decisions).
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2/13/2016 | 12:05:19 PM
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Ariella, that Intel news is incredibly sad and eye-opening. Great for the employees at the company of course ... but its commentary on the rest of business is pretty obvious. Research like this, though, is hitting the "numbers guys" right where it proverbially hurts. As more data like this comes out, the business case for increased diversity in senior leadership will be an imperative that goes far far beyond good pr and quotas.
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2/13/2016 | 12:03:59 PM
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interesting study. but sounds like there's much more work to do

>> The study did not attempt to explain why companies with women in executive positions correlated with increased profitability, but the authors suggested that it was possible that bringing a broader range of skills leads to better performance. The authors also wrote of a "pipeline effect" where women in leadership roles attract and inspire women to eventually perform similar roles.
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2/12/2016 | 2:38:40 PM
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@impactnow Indeed. It made the news that Intel was able to say that it has no pay gap between men and women at the same jobs in 2016!
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2/12/2016 | 2:34:27 PM
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Ariella sad but very true there are still different rules for men and women and different criteria for pay and promotion. Unfortunately, we need to see some change in though processes to see the equality gap change for women.
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