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Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards Is Good for Investors

We screened our coverage universe for standout companies with diverse boards of directors.

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The case for gender diversity in the workplace is clear. If an employer is looking to fill a position, considering women and men equally improves the chances of hiring an exceptional employee.

There are many other reasons to consider gender diversity. Morningstar head of rebalancing solutions Sheryl Rowling, CPA, explains why civic duty is just as important; employers are obliged to create diverse teams because it’s the right thing to do. Different perspectives can also lead to more innovative thinking and help teams avoid group-think.

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Sachin Nagarajan does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.