Women on Boards: The Human Capital Connection

This conference call focused on the link between gender and corporate performance. Does having multiple women on a corporate board of directors lead to better decision-making? Is there a link between the number of womenon a board and a company’s performance on gender issues and its talent management regime? Can board diversity and stronger talent management practices improve corporate performance?
MSCI’s Meggin Thwing Eastman presented her key findings on the relationship between board diversity and such crucial company metrics as employee productivity, overall return on equity and dividend payout ratios. In addition, Meggin delved into how board gender diversity fits into the overall human capital development approach of a firm.