Research

Since 1994 Women in Technology (WIT) has supported the professional aspirations of women within the Greater Washington community. In 2010, The Leadership Foundry began collaboration with American University’s Kogod School of Business to study gender diversity and its effect within the boardroom. The resulting annual report includes publicly traded companies within Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. It was following the production of the first report in 2010 that The Leadership Foundry was created.

Each year the report evolves to expose the benefits of gender diversity in the boardroom. In 2013, the focus was on the benefits of critical mass (three or more women on boards) and in 2014, the identification of a methodology for financial analysis to provide quantitative metrics (the metrics that really matter to board members) for including women on boards.

The Leadership Foundry will continue to support and advocate on the behalf of women through outreach to companies who stand to reap the greatest benefit by increasing board diversity.

2017 Research Report
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2016 Research Report
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2015 Research Report
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2014 Research Report
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2013 Research Report
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2012 Research Report
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2010 Research Report
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