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According to statistics, businesses that employ equal numbers of women and men are 15 percent more likely to perform better than competitors with an unbalanced workforce. Also, companies with a more ethnically diverse workforce are 35 percent more likely to perform better than competitors with little diversity in the workplace. Experts said that being open to new ideas is a key component of any company’s success. With diversity, employers have the benefit of a wider array of perspectives that span multiple genders, age groups, ethnic backgrounds and more. Although these statistics sound good, only a few C-level positions are held by women in S&P 500 companies.
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“Let’s start with money,” says Eric Lefkofsky, in a recent blog post that was published in Crain’s Chicago Business. “We spend about $3 trillion a year on health care in this country,” and “roughly one-third is wasted.” The mission of his latest startup, Tempus, is to do what for healthcare that his other companies have done for marketing, transportation, and consumer goods. “By bringing Big Data (along with machine learning and artificial intelligence) to healthcare,” Mr. Lefkofsky believes, “we can reduce mortalities by well over 50 percent.”