Davos Still Has a Woman Problem

Female attendance at the World Economic Forum drops to 15 percent

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Fewer women will attend this year’s elite World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland than a year earlier, Quartz reports.

Some 2,633 academics, government officials, NGO representatives and people from the private sector are converging on Davos for the invite-only conference that begins Tuesday. Only 395 of them, or 15 percent, are women.

Last year women comprised 17 percent of participants. Between 2001 and 2005, the participation rate hovered between 9 and 15 percent. It has been between 15 and 17 percent since 2006. In 2009, Businessweek published an article with the headline: “Davos 2009: Where Are the Women?

A WEF representative told Quartz that the ratios reflect the population of the world’s most powerful and influential people, even if the organization would prefer to have more women. The conference does reward business members of the WEF with a an extra, fifth ticket if they have a woman executive or board member.

[Quartz]

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delight
delight

Why is Bennie Nazi Nazi Nut in Yahoots picture on this article. They have more than a woman problem they have a terrorist problem. 



Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin's political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.


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lordofthefly
lordofthefly

Maybe they need as many male prostitutes for women as they have for men.