When a recent CFA Institute survey revealed that only one in five CFA charter-holders are female, I wasn’t surprised. As a female portfolio manager, I’m often one of the only women in the room.

While CLS works hard to make sure we have a diverse team, and I work with fantastic, forward-looking male colleagues and partners across the nation, I’d love to see the number of my female peers increase in the industry.

Numerous studies have revealed female leadership in corporate America as a whole is lackluster. Women only represent 5% of CEOs, 19% of board members, and 25% of executive and senior-level positions across multiple corporate sectors. Despite decades of progress, global corporations still have much work to do. But, why should investors care?

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