I en guide fra et anerkendt amerikansk advokatfirma med titlen ”Corporate Governance Update: Gender Diversity on Boards: The Future is Almost Here” lyder vurderingen, at diversitet i bestyrelsen skaber merværdi for selskabet: ”A board composed of directors representing a range of perspectives leads to an environment of collaborative tension that is the essence of good governance. In a room where everyone has different points of view and there is a greater opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas, there are fewer unspoken assumptions, less “group think” and a greater likelihood of innovation. This allows the board to ask the probing questions and tackle the challenging issues, such as risk management and succession planning, which are at the center of good corporate governance.”