A recent study took 143 different Fortune 500 companies and looked at how more or less successful a company is when women join the team. The results showed that when a higher number of women are on board, social issues tend to move higher within the corporate agenda as opposed to when the board is dominated by men. Experts in various industries claim that women are more likely to put tasks within a larger framework, which leads to higher success rates.
- There is debate on the merits of adding women to key leadership roles and the organization’s resultant shift to social issues.
- Prime examples of women in key leadership roles that have addressed growing social issues are Ursula Von der Leyen and Christine Lagarde, President.
- Studies like one of fortune 500 companies demonstrated increased attention to social issues in the company as women obtained key leadership roles.
“A study of the annual reports of 143 Fortune 500-listed companies shows that social (non-financial) issues move up the corporate agenda when more women join the board.”