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Only the women can save us now

In one of the most egregious examples of issue hijacking* we’ve ever seen, a report from Cranfield School of Management claims that the economy wouldn’t be in such a terrible condition if more women sat on the boards of banks, and recommends that more women should be given senior positions on the banks that have been bailed out by the government. Never has the acronym ‘WTF?’ been more appropriate. OK, yes, more women probably should be working in senior positions in the financial sector for the sake of equal opportunity, no arguments there, but we’re not quite sure about the rest of the logic. To argue that a higher representation of women on the boards of banks would...

posted on: Nov 20, 2008 | author: Lance