Why men – and companies – need women

This article, “Why men need women” is one of the top read articles on Nytimes.com right now.

Hardly surprising with that title.

It’s worth a read. As an Op Ed, it’s not too long.

Here’s a few choice quotes:

“The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men in the generous direction”

“…after chief executives had a child, they paid
about $100 less in annual compensation per employee.

…But there was a twist….the changes in pay depended on the gender of the child that
the chief executives fathered. They reduced wages after having a son,
but not after having a daughter”
 “There are even studies showing that American legislators with daughters vote more liberally; this is also true of British male voters who have daughters, especially in terms of referendum and policy choices about reproductive rights”
“Men are responsible for the lion’s share of the worst acts of aggression
and selfishness, but they also engage in some of the most extreme acts
of helping and generosity”
“We already know from considerable research that companies are better off
when they have more women in top management roles, especially when it
comes to innovation”
I’ll stop quoting here. Read the rest yourself.

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