Yesterday I was interviewed briefly by a (female) journalist working for RT (Russia Today) in connection with a Canadian study I hadn’t read. The result is here, she omitted my hunch of a possible explanation for the differences in post-surgery survival rates, that most of the surgeons doing higher-risk surgery (e.g. heart surgery) would be men. One sentence in the piece reads:
He claimed he presented substantial academic evidence during a House of Commons inquiry in 2012 debunking claims that gender diversity at board level increases overall performance in the financial sector.
It should have read more like this (new text in bold):
claimed hepresented substantial academic evidence during a House of Commons inquiry in 2012 debunking claims that increasing gender diversity at board level increases overall financial performance of companies in the financial sector.
As I explained to the RT journalist, the evidence goes further than debunking claims that increasing gender diversity on boards improves financial performance. It demonstrates a causal link between more women on boards, and corporate financial DECLINE. The evidence is here, the video here.