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Sapa- AFP – Mail & Guardian – Wednesday, 30 January 2013 (originally published 26 Jan)
One of the most noticeable aspects of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a gathering of the world’s top CEOs, politicians and officials, is the male dominance on the various panels.
Of the 2 500 movers and shakers who have descended on the picture-postcard Swiss ski resort, a mere 17% are women – a discrepancy that organisers tried to address on Friday by holding a top-level panel on gender equality.
While speeches by the likes of Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor and Forbes magazine’s world’s most powerful woman, and Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, are highly anticipated, many believe Davos needs more equality . . .