Housekeeping: A Case for Corporate Gender Diversity

Inspired by The Big Read, The Central Exchange hosts a reception and discussion about the under-representation of women in corporate board rooms on Thursday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. at its headquarters, located at 1020 Central in Kansas City, Mo.

Among the literary interpretations of Housekeeping, the theme of transience is seen as symbolic of female marginality in society. As the premier organization in the Kansas City area supporting women leaders, The Central Exchange notes that women continue to be underrepresented in corporate boardrooms and executive offices, despite studies clearly showing diverse leadership is strongly correlated with greater profitability, innovation, and overall company performance.  

Win|win is a community-wide effort initiated by The Central Exchange to increase gender diversity at the top of our area businesses based on the strong case that meaningful gender diversity on boards of directors and executive teams is correlated with stronger financial results.

This discussion of the win|win initiative features panelists Doranne Hudson, Central Exchange board president and executive in residence, at the UMKC Bloch School, Denise Kruse, chair of the win|win committee and president of Adams-Gabbert and Associates, and Mary McClure, management director for McClure Management Consulting and board member for QuikTrip.