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Gender diversity in the board room is a key driver of corporate innovation, according to researchers at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business...
An implicit but widely held view is that female leaders are not good at motivating innovation.
People may wonder how these improvements take place, since directors don't generate patents themselves.
Policymakers should prioritize high-tech sectors and hotbeds of innovation. Silicon Valley companies, with their vast potential to innovate, stand to gain much from pursuing board gender diversity. More women on boards would also help them pull down gender barriers entrenched in the