Friday, January 28, 2011

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

'Surely there are women who could make up a third of attendees.'

-- Author/activist Marie Wilson (below right), quoted in a Bloomberg article critical of the failure of the Davos World Economic Forum yet again to include at least 30% women in its gatherings. That figure, the article said, is the critical mass, the tipping point, "the level social scientists have found integrates women’s points of view into discussions." A "new policy to attract more women executives" to the annual gabfest in the Swiss Alps -- about which we've previously posted here, here, and here -- seems to have boosted the percentage to "close to 20 percent this year, up from 16 percent last year."

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