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Why are women more likely to join a team that already has women on it?

Having other women around makes an enormous difference to how women feel and how they perform. Whether it is a group of women in a rural village, or a group of board members of a large company, when people are able band together, that is the only way they are able to create a societal change.

Being an outlier in a group is most likely to cause that person to conform with the groupthink [or get ousted], but having a few other people to back her up, might empower them to question the norms and to leverage their power to make change.