The Power of Gender Diversity in the Boardroom and C-Suite


Did you know that…

  • Increasing Women in Corporate Leadership from 0% to 30% => 15% Increase in Profitability
  • Female Representation in Top Management > 15% vs. < 10% => 5% Increase in Return on Equity
  • Increasing the Number of Women on the Boards Even if Diversity Already Exists => ~1% Increase in Return on Assets
  • When Employees Believe their Organization is Committed to Inclusion => 83% Increase in Ability to Innovate

Did you also know…

  • Women are the primary breadwinner in over 40% of U.S. households and comprise more than 50% of stock owners.
  • U.S. women currently control $10.9 trillion in assets; by 2030, that could grow to as much as $30 trillion in assets.
  • Women started 1,817 net new businesses a day in 2019, employing 9.4 million in 2019 and recording $1.9 trillion in revenues.
  • Women now receive nearly 60% of all degrees, make up 50% of the workforce and, prior to the pandemic, held more jobs in the U.S. than men.

This session will focus on the substantial body of research supporting the business case that diversity drives returns. It will help the audience understand how Community Banks can harness this opportunity and gain a competitive edge by making gender diversity in the c-suite and board room a strategic priority.

Jennifer Docherty
Co-founder, Bank on Women
Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, Piper Sandler & Co.

Terrie Spiro
Bank on Women

Miranda LeKander
Special Counsel – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Krista Snelling
President & Chief Executive Officer
Santa Cruz County Bank