The World Economic Forum says that the gender pay gap won't close completely until 2133. But recent events might change that
As Christine Lagarde, mother, head of the IMF and star of the global stage arrives at Davos this week, Hannah Haciku mother, entrepreneur and village authority will be working hard to feed and clothe her three children in Kenya. Two women, two very different lives. Christine may face a glass ceiling, the one Hannah faces is more like a steel one.
NEW YORK -- The head of the International Monetary Fund has called gender equality a “moral imperative” that would also act
Women May Be Under-represented at Davos but Theirs Are the Loudest Voices When It Comes to Calling for Gender Equality
Debate over the level of female participation at global events like the WEF is, of course, important, but we must also look beyond the figures. We must remember that those women who are being heard on such stages are having an enormous impact. Many of the sessions and events I attended at this year's WEF addressed issues of equal opportunity, diversity and women's empowerment - and it was notable that many of these conversations were being driven by women with a real sense of hope and determination.
Britain and the United States are leading global recovery, the head of the IMF has said. In a major boost for David Cameron
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has been charged with "negligence" in a corruption investigation
George Osborne has been urged to slap VAT on the likes of books, children's clothes and a range of food in a recommendation
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has insisted that she is 'not a candidate" to be next president
Evidence of increasing inequality has been accumulating for 30 years. Taxes were reduced, the financial, property and IT sectors boomed and billionaires appeared. Since then, the number of billionaires based in Britain is reported to have increased tenfold to 104.
Just how serious are the World Bank and IMF about tackling the scourge of extreme inequality? The question is an important one. Through their financial power and their thought leadership, these two institutions still have major influence over the policies of governments across the world.