Articles and Research

The Alpha and Gender Diversity conference and CFA Institute’s Women in Investment Management Initiative are committed to showcasing the latest research to improve awareness of how gender-diverse teams can positively impact investment outcomes.

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Gender Diversity in Investment Management
CFA Institute Research Foundation, 2017

Assembling a Dream Team: How Gender Diversity Can Strengthen Your Team
Credit Suisse, 2017

Why Diversity Programs Fail
Harvard Business Review, 2016

Designing a Bias-Free Organization
Harvard Business Review, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion #GameChangers
Russell Reynolds Associates, 2016

How Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem Created a New Industry
Fast Company, 2016

How To Have A Productive (And Hopefully Not Awkward) Conversation About Diversity
Fast Company, 2016

Which gender diversity initiatives have been most successful in making an impact?
Quora, 2016

Delivering the Power of Parity: Toward a More Gender-Equal Society
McKinsey Global Institute, 2016

Women in Financial Services Report
Oliver Wyman, 2016

Why Diversity and Inclusion Will Be A Top Priority for 2016
LinkedIn, 2015

It’s good to be the Queen … but it’s easier being the King
McKinsey Quarterly, 2015

Addressing Gender Folklore
State Street Center for Applied Research, 2015

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
Scientific American, 2014