Better For The Bottom Line

The World Economic Forum and global research firms are in agreement that diversity makes for more successful companies from a financial perspective in the long-term. 

"The data is really overwhelming that diversity is good for the bottom line,"Chivee said. "When you have women in positions of power in business, those companies do better, across nearly every measure of financial performance."

The good news, Chivee said, is that because companies are realizing more profit, their investors are pushing the issue by asking questions about what these companies are doing around diversity, she said.