A recent global survey of Lottery CEOs yielded that, out of over 170 CEOs leading regulated lotteries, only 25 (that’s less than 15%) are female. The McKinsey & Company’s report, “Diversity Matters”, found that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity outperform those in the bottom quartile by 15 percent. “As women represent over half of the global talent pool, it is clear to us that women should be at the forefront of the economic and social scene, not just out of a sense of fairness, but to ensure that the very best minds, men’s and women’s alike, are brought together to address the challenges that society faces. Achieving gender diversity in corporations, at all levels, is a long and demanding journey, which requires the involvement of the whole company and the strong commitment of top management. Therefore, we believe that beyond gender diversity, what always matters ultimately is leadership!” McKinsey & Co., “Women Matter,” 2009.