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There’s a sweet spot for gender diversity in the workplace, finds BlackRock – get it right and you’ll outperform your peers

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According to BlackRock's report, companies that fall in the middle range, with neither the highest nor lowest proportion of women, tend to achieve the best performance. Image: Unsplash/johnwolf3

Victoria Masterson
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Charts illustrating the average returns on assets with representation of women in the workforce.
Companies with a balance of men and women outperform their peers, the data suggests. Image: BlackRock

Charts illustrating the average RoA for the current year, for companies in the MSCI World Index split into quintiles by women representation in workforce a year prior.
Gender diverse workplaces perform better. Image: BlackRock

Charts illustrating the women over- (under-) representation measure defined as the difference in women’s representation in specific role and women’s representation among all employees.
Fewer women typically work in more senior roles. Image: BlackRock

Charts illustrating the percentage of companies with female CEOs at the end of 2022 fiscal year.
Nordic countries have the most women chief executives. Image: BlackRock


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