I am glad to see more mainstream publications such as Forbes publishing research about the business case for more women in senior positions within organisations. People used to think that equality was merely part of some ulterior "feminist agenda" but now I feel vindicated seeing more people realising that it just makes good business sense. The magazine recently reported on research from The McKinsey Quarterly, which suggests that international companies with 3 or more women in senior level positions had the best organisational and financial performance. This should be logical. Men and women live across the world in equal numbers, so it would seem obvious that organisations would also operate best with a more equal gender ratio than we see now. Does this research merely confirm what should seem obvious?