Wonder Women: Why Defined-Contribution Plans Benefit From Female Plan Administrators

Diversity is a topic of growing importance and interest. Despite diversity gains in many industries, there are still significant gains to be made. In this paper, we explore how gender representation has varied among defined-contribution plan administrators from 2000 to 2017 and the relationship between gender and plan quality.

In this report, we will cover:
  • How gender representation has changed in recent years among defined-contribution plan administrators
  • Why female administrators appear to run better defined-contribution plans than those run by males
  • Considerations for further research on the topic of diversity within the defined-contribution space
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