4/25/2017

Investment in women unleashes global gains

There's plenty to agree and disagree with in this op-ed in the Women in Business section of the financial Times and it's mostly been said many times before; but let's have the discussion anew in the freshly repainted context of the Trump reality bubble thingy we now live in, under or adjacent to.
Ivanka Trump in the Financial Times
Closing gender gaps makes sense at the macro economic level and also at the company level. Research shows a correlation between the number of women on boards and higher corporate profits.
First of all there's this, correlation does not imply causation.

Wlikipedia says so

Secondly, just as I was preparing to take a more in depth look at the entire thing it turns out that the  Financial Times prevents cutting and pasting (which is probably how the article was assembled in the first place!). Read it for yourself and see if it has the effect of persuading you that, as Ivanka, the OECD, The World Bank and the IMF claim;

We know what works



The fine print from CNN

"Even here today, we all acknowledged the problems and we have very different views on the right solution."...



...And it was clear she felt the importance of the event. Next to International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on the panel, she sat with one arm crossed in front of her body. But if she was nervous beyond that, she didn't show it...




Our media loves the body and the languages she speak:

Microexpressions, hand gestures, and posture register almost immediately, a silent orchestra that can have long-lasting repercussions.

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