Renee Adams

Women on boards: The superheroes of tomorrow?

Inspiring Women at Oxford Saïd

Can female directors help save economies and the firms on whose boards they sit? Policy-makers seem to think so.

Numerous countries have implemented boardroom gender policies because of business case arguments. While women may be the key to healthy economies, Adams argues that more research needs to be done to understand the benefits of board diversity. The literature faces three main challenges: data limitations, selection and causal inference. Recognising and dealing with these challenges is important for developing informed research. But, recognising the value of research is important for developing informed policy.



  • 18.15 - Registration opens
  • 18:45 - Event starts
  • 19.45 - Drinks reception
  • 20:45 - Close


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