IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

Renee Montagne – NPR – Tuesday, 01 April 2014 (originally published 28 Mar)

Christine Lagarde
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Brussels earlier this year. Lagarde says women are underutilized in the global economy. Image: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is among an elite group of people determining how money is saved, spent and invested worldwide.

It’s not the first time she’s been a “first.” Lagarde was France’s first female finance minister, and before that, the first woman to chair the global law firm Baker & McKenzie.

As part of NPR’s look at the Changing Lives of Women, Morning Edition‘s Renee Montagne spoke with Lagarde about her career and what the IMF is doing to encourage economic growth by promoting women in the workforce . . .

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