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When talking about  business growth, one often overlooked factor is diversity. But research clearly shows that it makes a difference:

  • A recent NBER analysis shows that 25% of overall GDP growth in the United States over the past 50 years can be attributed to one factor. That is the impact of women and minorities entering and establishing leadership roles in highly skilled occupations.
  • Venture capital firms that increase their proportion of female partner hires by only 10% saw on average a 1.5% spike in overall fund returns.
  • A 2013 survey undertaken by think tank Center for Talent Innovation studied the impact of team diversity on market share. They found that out of the American companies that have more diversity at senior management level, 48 per cent improved their market share the previous year. However, only 33 per cent companies with less diverse management reported similar growth.

More women in leadership = more business growth. But how to make it happen? According to HBR, “it is far easier to build a diverse organization from the ground up than to diversify a large, complex, homogenous machine.” Getting that balance right from start-up to scale-up can make or break your venture’s success.

We’ve teamed up with the VC & startup generator Antler to host a Women’s day event. We will celebrate the impact female leaders in the start-up and scale-up ecosystem here in Amsterdam, on the eve of International Women’s day. Come and join for a high-energy event and happy hour, please register here:

Men and women are welcome.

more female leaders means more business growth

Annie Chen

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