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Gender balance at the top gets better results

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By Josh Loeb

Having gender balance is good for business.

That was the case made by panellists during a discussion about gender diversity earlier this month.

Delegates at the discussion, part of the Animal Health Investment Europe conference, cited research suggesting companies were more successful if they had a 50/50 male-female split in their highest echelons.

Linda Rhodes, a senior research scientist who sits on the Zoetis board, said: ‘Zoetis is a great example – 50 per cent of the senior executive team at Zoetis [in the UK] are women.

‘And it’s not just the head …

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