Societies with greater gender equality not only offer better socioeconomic opportunities for women, but also tend to grow faster and more equitably. There are gains in poverty reduction, environmental sustainability, consumer choice, innovation and decision-making on a wider set of issues. When women receive the same education and job opportunities as men, they can improve any organization they join. Studies show that diversity of all types increases an organization’s productivity and innovation. A study from the University of California looked at big companies in the state with some women in the top leadership positions. They performed better than the companies with mostly men at the top.