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What happens where women lead: Stability and survival 

January 04 2017

A new study compares the performance of male and female CEOs in about 133,000 public and private firms doing business in 18 European nations. The findings, as described in Strategy + Business: The companies tended to become more risk-averse after women took over executive leadership roles, while new male CEOs often led companies toward risk. Overall, women-led companies tended to survive longer and to post more stable returns, though female CEOs did make “aggressive bets” in unexpected industries. One possible explanation for their caution: Women were CEOs of just 9.4% of the companies in the study, making them extra cautious of being sacked.

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