With an 86% male and 14% female participation out of nearly 800 public company directors surveyed, it has been determined that females on the board show more interest in diversity than their male counterparts. Not only do females care more about gender diversity, as they are direct beneficiaries of it, but racial diversity as well.
Among the women, 63% say gender diversity was “very important” compared with only 35% of male directors. When it comes to racial diversity, 46% of female directors consider it very important, but only 27% of men concurred.
The difference in opinion between men and women regarding diversity in the workplace is staggering. A vast majority of women believe that diversity enhances board effectiveness, and company performance, while only a minority of men believe the same. Read more here.