12/24/2013

Previous research has shown that it can be difficult to create integrated societies in countries with high levels of ethnic diversity, which can lead to lower levels of economic growth. Now, however, a study has shown that women leaders may be particularly adept at creating these sorts of integrated cultures. Researchers from the Kellogg School of Management and Columbia University found that women leaders are linked to a 6% bump in the growth of gross domestic product in highly diverse nations. "It's a compelling correlation, but further work needs to be done to figure out what drives the phenomenon," said Kellogg's Nicholas Pearce.

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