Thursday February 26 | Women’s Leadership

February 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

Join us for a look at women’s leadership and the push to move more women into more leadership roles in government and business. We’ll also look at an initiative to create more female leadership in developing nations.
Linda Tarr Whelan
– Fmr. Ambassador and member, UN Commission on the Status of Women

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  1. I would be interested to know if there has ever been in the history of the world a more tangible step than the liberation of Iraq and Afghanistan to move towards Ms. Whelan’s objective?

  2. Thanks to Mr. Clackum for asking my question. Ms. Whelen made a very good point about the backslide in Afghanistan, however, she didn’t answer my question. You know the saying about a journey of 1000 miles beginning with a single step. In my opinion, it was a giant step and like the first step of a 1000 mile journey it was also the hardest. I just don’t see how the dramatic changes in the Middle East shouldn’t be acknowledged in the context of this discussion.

  3. I think that the leaders and CEOs of any company should reflect the composition of their clients (which includes women and minorities) but I don’t really buy into the idea that adding women to managerial positions will necessarily make the business work better or improve long term productivity. 67% better-standing financial institutions (with 1/3+ women on the board) isn’t that far from 50%.

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