Jesse Ferreras states that according to a study from PwC's 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey, many men are just fine with women making up only one in five directors on boards of big public companies. He also found that directors from the same study believe diversity is important. Ferreras found from the survey that there were many mixed feelings shown through percentages about where women should be on the board. Most people agreed that having diversity made them more efficient at work.
Coco Brown mentions in the text that the type of favoritism from when you were younger does not effect authority the same way it does when you are an adult. Leaders in large companies are typically white men. She states that those who are in these leadership roles often do not realize the favoritism toward them. Many male leaders understand that diversity is important at the board level because it helps business. Brown states that these leaders are bystanders not making a change which slows the rate of adding women to the boards.
Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal argues that having gender diversity at a workplace should not even be a question. She believes that diversity in the workforce pays off with financial results. Badal brings in many points showing how men and women see issues from different perspectives which helps with finding ways around problems. She also states that having diversity will help show everything the company can do.
Rachel Gillett states that it is rare for women to be chosen as CEO's of companies simply because the workplace is biased. She mentions that gender favoritism in the workplace occurs in many hurtful ways. Research shows that less than thirty percent of senior management positions are given to women. Gillett says when women are negotiating for promotions, they are criticized, while men are rewarded for the same thing. This leaves women feeling that because they are female, they are not valued the same way men are and never end up advancing in the business world.
Waren Buffett works to promote women's rights focusing on industrial opportunities. He believes that women are key to helping the country grow and accomplish more. Buffett fought to add more women to the board of Berkshire Hathaway to show that business leaders do not have to all be men. He wants to help promote women rights in leadership so men see that women are capable nominees for the top jobs in the business.
Sheryl Sandberg is an activist for female rights. She states that before finding equivalence you have to understanding how much work is left. Sandberg wrote, "it's hard to solve a problem we don't fully see or understand- and when it comes to gender in the workplace, too often we we miss the scope and scale of the issue." She believes that companies need to get their managers on board with the topic to help encourage other workers to join the movement.