[PDF] Women in Science and Technology: The Business Perspective

Author: European Commission - Directorate-General for Research, Directorate C - Science and Society, Published on: 1 May 2006

Early in 2005 a group composed of 20 company representatives and 5 experts in economics engineering and social sciences worked to make the business case for gender diversity in Science and Technology... Not so long ago...technically intensive industries...were managed almost exclusively by men... The business culture was clearly suffering as a result... Companies that sincerely engage in opening scientific, management careers for women are leading their respective industries... However, all of us are concerned with the slow rate of change... This study shows that a business case for implementing gender diversity can be empirically made -- ...individual and collective performance would be increased by more gender diversity. [companies that participated in studies: Airbus, Air Liquide, BP, EADS, EDF, ENI, European Space Agency, France Telecom, Fraunhofer, Gaz de France, Hewlett Packard (HP), Infineon, Intel, Schlumberger, Shell, Siemens, TOTAL, Xerox]

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Related companies: Air Liquide Airbus BP EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space) EDF Eni France Telecom (now Orange) Gaz de France (part of GDF Suez) HP (Hewlett-Packard) Intel Schlumberger Shell Siemens Total Xerox