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From: Financial Post

Women not risk averse, study finds

Financial Post:

A growing number of studies suggest having women in a company’s boardroom and executive suites fundamentally changes the corporation’s decision-making process -and can improve the balance sheet.

While this is usually attributed to the fact women take fewer risks than men, a study published this month suggests the stereotype of women as cautious risk-avoiders misses the mark.

Bernd Figner, a scientist at the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School who studies when and how people take risks, suggests women are every bit as likely to step outside their security zones as men – the two sexes just do so in different ways.

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