Women at top good for bottom line (Guest commentary)

More women in leadership roles might have prevented current economic crisis
By Lou Pagnutti
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/02/2009

As economies the world over struggle to rebuild from this global downturn, there has never been a better time to capitalize on the contributions women can make.

Groundbreakers, an Ernst & Young report first launched at the 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, takes an unflinching look at the productive power of women — and the failure of countries and businesses to fully tap into this vast resource. Groundbreakers argues this myopia poses a serious risk to the prospects for global long-term growth.

Let’s look at the growing body of evidence supported by increasing quantitative research.