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Where were all the women in Davos?
CNBC ^ | 25. January 2014 | Catherine Boyle

Posted on 01/26/2014 10:22:34 AM PST by 1rudeboy

The under-representation of women at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos has been one of the more obvious elephants in the room.

At an event where Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, one of the most unequal developed nations when it comes to female representation in the workforce, pledged that "women will shine" as part of his economic policies, the proportion of women attending has fallen to 15 percent from 17 percent in 2011. Only 16.9 percent of board seats on Fortune 500 companies are held by women, and they are often the only people with two X chromosones on the board.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: davos; davoswomen

1 posted on 01/26/2014 10:22:34 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama; 1010RD

Sorry, Catherine, they were in my suite.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 10:23:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

War on Women!


3 posted on 01/26/2014 10:24:37 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 1rudeboy
The Women? How much for the women?


4 posted on 01/26/2014 10:28:50 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: 1rudeboy
What about dwarfs? Were dwarfs well represented at Davos this year?
5 posted on 01/26/2014 10:30:45 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Don’t get me started. We lost the dwarf-tossing competition on the final throw to a team from the CFR. I’m sure that dude was a ringer. He knew nothing about economics.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 10:33:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

What man let this woman write an article?
Who is making her husband a sandwich?


7 posted on 01/26/2014 10:37:23 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Flick Lives
LOLOL!!! 100%...
8 posted on 01/26/2014 10:39:24 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 1rudeboy
Where were all the women in Davos?
Under the board-walk (board-walk!).
9 posted on 01/26/2014 10:49:40 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 1rudeboy

Wasn’t Sharon Stone supposed to return this year to re enact that infamous scene from Basic Instinct? That should be entertaining.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 10:53:55 AM PST by lee martell
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To: 1rudeboy

The “Money Honey” was there before officially kicking off her new gig at Fox http://www.businessinsider.com/fox-signs-maria-bartiromo-2014-1

Good thing too as I will only watch CNBC now for Rick Santelli’s spot at 8:30am EST on Squawk Box...


11 posted on 01/26/2014 11:00:11 AM PST by CreviceTool (A Good Samaritan with a handgun saved my life...)
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To: 1rudeboy

Most were in Paris being interviewed by Hollande — there’s an opening there now that he wants to fill.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 11:06:42 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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13 posted on 01/26/2014 11:08:04 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: 1rudeboy

PMSCNBC

just another Obama propaganda tool.

they just wanted hitlary there.

(part of the vote Hilary or you are sexist meme)


14 posted on 01/26/2014 11:09:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 1rudeboy

“Don’t get me started. We lost the dwarf-tossing competition on the final throw to a team from the CFR. I’m sure that dude was a ringer. He knew nothing about economics.”

Hehe...it wasn’t a dude. We needed to fill the spot with a diversity selection. She only looked like a dude. That was to please the NAGs.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 11:09:23 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: 1rudeboy

16 posted on 01/26/2014 11:10:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy
At the mall?

nully *ducking* and running for cover...

17 posted on 01/26/2014 11:25:09 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: dfwgator

That picture is a classic. I really hope that sign is real...


18 posted on 01/26/2014 11:31:34 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: 1rudeboy

“pledged that “women will shine”

That’s from Fukushima, not Abe’s economic policies.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 11:53:15 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: 1rudeboy

Where were the women? It was a BYOB (bring your own babe) event.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 12:37:52 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 1rudeboy
Proving yet again that the only thing harder than being a woman, is having to listen to how hard it is being a woman.
21 posted on 01/26/2014 1:16:50 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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