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Top business leaders stand up for women's rights

Author: Richard Branson, Paul Polman & Francois-Henri Pinault, B Team, on Guardian (UK), Published on: 8 March 2015

[T]he sustainable business organisation, the B Team, stand[s] up for the rights of women...As business leaders, we believe men must stand alongside women...which is why we are supporting the HeforShe Campaign...Worldwide women are still paid 10-30% less...Just 12% of companies...have female...CEOs...[D]espite more women graduating from...universities than ever before,...79% of new graduates hires are men. Yet, the business case for greater diversity has never been clearer...[C]ompanies with the highest representation of women in management positions deliver...34% greater returns...According to Goldman Sachs, if the female employment rate in the developed world...match[ed] that of men, the overall level of GDP of a country could be boosted by an average of more than 12%...

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Related companies: Goldman Sachs