What is it about?

A statistical analysis of 26 million STEM based teams shows that gender diverse teams are more innovative and higher impact than same gender teams and the performance advantage of gender diverse teams increases the greater the gender balance on the team.

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Why is it important?

A gender diverse team is 14% likely to create a hit innovation than a same gender team.

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The work is important because it shows that men and women innovators and scientists do higher impact work when working together, and that the bias towards same gender teams may be inhibiting teams from reaching their potential.

Brian Uzzi
Northwestern University

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This page is a summary of: Gender-diverse teams produce more novel and higher-impact scientific ideas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2200841119.
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