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Improving Healthcare Management at the Top by Milan Frankl, Sharon Roberts

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CHAPTER 1

Gender diversity may be the answer to performance

In Chapter 1, we argue that gender diversity may be the answer to improving organizational performance. We further argue that gender diversity on corporation’s boards (especially in health care organizations) has a direct link to performance.

Breaking the gender barrier of all-male boards continues to be a topic of interest in the media and government. With so many women in management advancing their educational qualifications, research across industries and countries show a low representation of women in top decision-making roles. Although an obvious lack of women corporate directors in Canada is prevalent, 50 percent of the workforce consists of women making decisions on the frontline. ...

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