Although female-led businesses have proven to be a good investment, you’d never know it by looking at the asset mix of fund managers worldwide. The financial world still suffers from a dearth of women investment decision-makers and women investees. The argument for gender-balanced investing speaks for itself—to those willing to listen.
Despite the gender-diversity rhetoric in business, the gender makeup of corporate boards, including those of MENA, reveal that the female population is poorly represented at the top. And studies prove that this imbalance works against the bottom line. Companies with female directors tend to fly higher profit-wise than their all-male competitors. Changes need to start at the societal level, with more women succeeding on every rung of the business ladder.