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Women leading the future of business

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, February 6, 2012   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: At the World Economic Forum (WEF), people who had attended the opening address by Angela Merkel it may seem that women leaders dominated Davos, but Jane Martinson, women editor, Guardian.co.uk reports to have a women problem at Davos. The first day was in honour of the women innovators which included Japanese violinist Midori, web entrepreneur Arianna Huffington. WEF, this year witnessed a main room event discussion on "women as the way forward", but somewhere in the snowy darkness of Davos the fact could not be hidden that the number of women leaders are still very small.

Despite a quota system set for the largest members of the forum to send one woman in ratio to four men to encourage women for the panel discussions still the panels are dominated by men. The former Prime Minister of New Zealand turned administrator of the United Nations Development Programme who had appointed many senior women to her cabinet making New Zealand "An Womens Republic" showed her distress on the women participation quoting it as "pathetic".

WEF founder Klaus Schwab says: "A world where women make up less than 20 percent of the global decision makers is missing a huge opportunity for growth and ignoring an untapped reservoir of potential".

Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of Cape Town, said "As the current economic and political crisis was made by men, the inclusion of more women can only help matters, now it's time for women to lead a revolution saying to us men:' You have made a mess, just get out and let us in'."

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Reader's comments(1)
1: its good.. Not only New Zealand, but all countries should support woman like this and give a chance to come up in all fields instead confined to politics. Still in Business World a woman is not authorised to be a part of commercial( marketing) fields just bez she is a woman, thinking that she can't travel or will not be willing to travel. This is highly unfair for those who all willing to be a part of this field.
Posted by:Neha Bakshi - 08 Mar, 2012
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