Why Are Women More Likely To Join A Team That Already Has Women On It
The Ezra Klein Show - Melinda Gates (Live!) On Stopping Climate Change, Ending Malaria, And The Problems Money Can’t Solve
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.