Valerie Plame Wilson
Over the years, from serving in the CIA to sitting on non-profit boards, I have observed first-hand what the addition of even one woman to a meeting or to a decision-making body can do. Put simply, in very many instances, group dynamics improve markedly. Competition gives way to cooperation. A set of individuals, each vying for attention and dominance, becomes a genuinely collaborative team with shared objectives and mutual trust. And that trust powers the better performance of the group.
The Huffington Post recently published a great article on the topic which we encourage you to read.