"Leadership is the key variable in improving the balance at the top. The companies that have becomebalanced or achieved critical mass have been proactively adapting their corporate cultures and mindsets to the 21st century. We salute their success. And hope it will offer good role models to the rest."
January 2014--In 1997, Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) took a bold step and began public conversations that challenged assumptions about the experience of aging and the productive capacities of older adults. Rather than viewing older adults as being on "a decline toward dependence," Encore.org understood that the creativity, energy, experience, passion, and competencies of older adults could be harnessed to address many of the world's problems.
"What is notable about Gallup's research, however, is that it looked at the power of diversity among the rank-and-file. Studies connecting gender diversity and financial performance usually tout how having more women at the top can help decision-making, strategic direction and hiring practices for the company."