Why Women Make Better Business Leaders

Posted February 4, 2013 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder
Our friends over at OnlineMBA recently sent us this incredible video. It’s worth the 2 minutes it takes to watch. Why? Here’s why:

Recent research from the Harvard Business Review and others suggests something that most of us already know–firms without women in high-level leadership positions are missing out on some meaningful growth opportunities. According to the research, women that excel in business often prove to have more highly developed communication skills than their male colleagues. Women are also often more likely to take initiative and make changes to the status quo. In fact, the study showed that firms with women on their boards saw 42% higher sales returns, a 66% higher return on invested capital and a 53% higher return on equity over firms that did not.Learn more about the skills and perspectives that women bring to business by checking out Online MBA’s latest video.

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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."