Working on a hunch, researchers uncover why diverse nations appear to thrive under female leadership

A new report from Harvard Business Review makes a strong case for the economic importance of female leadership — particularly in countries with ethnically diverse populations. In fact, according to HBR’s report, women leaders in diverse countries vastly outperformed their male counterparts as they led their economies to an average of 5.4 percent GDP growth in the year following their assumption of power. Male leaders in diverse countries, by comparison, managed an average GDP growth of just 1.1 percent for male leaders.

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