Recent AWESOME discussions have focused on the need to make a business case for including women in top leadership roles – not only because it’s “right,” but because it’s a business imperative. The Anita Borg Institute has produced a white paper that makes the case based on extensive research.
Among the report’s conclusions is that “innovation-driven centerprise that strive for inclusion are better positioned to capture exceptional talent, reduce turnover costs, enhance organizational performance and build a robust path for developing leaders.”
Named as key advantages organizations can expect to gain by improving the balance of women in the work force are:
- Improved operational and financial performance
- Increased innovation
- Better problem solving and group performance
- Enhanced company reputation
The Anita Borg Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and guiding women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.