Gender-diverse teams produce higher quality science

We presented the first empirical evidence to support the hypothesis that a gender-diverse problem-solving team will outperform a team comprised of highly performing individuals of the same gender.

Women were historically underrepresented as principal investigators of working groups, yet their frequency as PIs at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis is now comparable to the national frequencies in biology and they are now equally qualified (measured as h-index).

Although women continue to be underrepresented as working group participants, gender-diverse authorship teams published in journals with higher impact factors and were cited more often by peers than gender-uniform authorship teams.

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