Audio / video #20 from our archives – our public challenge of Dr Petra Wilton, Chartered Management Institute, over her claim that more women on boards will lead to higher returns for investors and shareholders – BBC Radio Woman’s Hour (2013)

We’re linking daily to selected audio / video files from our YouTube channel. Today’s file is here (audio, 7:08). The original blog piece is no longer publicly available, but the relevant section is here:

Today I had an exchange of emails and a 20-minute-long phone discussion with Dr Wilton, and I’ll be emailing her a link to this piece shortly. Our public challenge to her:

“Dr Wilton, could you – or any of your colleagues at the CMI – please provide evidence to back the assertion you made on Woman’s Hour yesterday, that (gender) diversity provides better returns for shareholders and investors? Please bear in mind that correlation isn’t evidence of causation. Thank you.”

If we receive a response from Dr Wilton we’ll publish it, along with our critique of it.

We did not, of course, receive a response.

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