Among the world's largest 500 companies, only 10.9 percent of senior executives are women, according to Weber Schandwick's Gender Forward Pioneer Index. A significant share of the companies, 37 percent, have all-male leadership teams, while an additional 21 percent have only one woman.
That's their loss, because there's substantial evidence that gender diversity at the management level enhances a company's performance.
While researchers are still trying to figure out exactly why companies with more women at the top make more money, here's what they know so far.
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