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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 11:28
The 17% women at Davos the World Economic Forum 2013 are the ones that have great importance at the top of the table, pressure aside; are these the women that really matter? 

Despite introducing a quota which insists that the biggest companies send at least one woman for every four men, the percentage of women attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos  remains at 17%. 

As highlighted in the Guardian linked below; "many of the companies subject to the quota simply send exactly four men, thus avoiding the need for a woman delegate." The articles below cover the atmosphere and initial observations.

These women significantly remind us all, in a society where influential voices are to be heard with global attention; IMF Chief Christine Lagarde reminded delegates, "when women do better, economies do better."

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde focusses on women and employment and how they attract difficult jobs and come along the risks with it;

If anything let's hope this is the message loud and clear; the real business case for women and our contributions, to stimulate economic growth by giving women opportunities; access to business and enterprises, employment, education and health.