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Representation is Not Sufficient for Selecting Gender Diversity

Emanuele Tarantino, Justus Baron, Bernhard Ganglmair (), Nicola Persico and Timothy S. Simcoe

No 16002, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: Representation of women and minorities in a “selectorate†– the group that chooses an organization’s leaders – is a key mechanism for promoting diversity. We show that representation, on its own, is not sufficient for selecting gender diversity: a supportive organizational culture is also required. In the case of the Internet Engineering Task Force, a random increase in female representation in its selection committee caused an increase in female appointments only after cultural norms supporting diversity and inclusion became more salient.

Date: 2021-04
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