Davos Excludes Half the World in Global Agenda as Women Miss 30%
Bloomberg: The percentage of women at the World Economic Forum in Davos, is at 20%--lower than the hoped for 30% threshold. One obstacle is the "boys club" mentality where CEO's continue to bring the same inner circle of men to Davos.
"The proportion of women among Davos delegates has grown from about 9 percent since 2001 as organizers have sought to increase the numbers and added academicians to the program.
The female quotient at what the WEF website bills as an “unrivaled platform to shape the global agenda” may be close to 20 percent this year, up from 16 percent last year, because of a new policy to attract more women executives.
That's still not 30 percent, the level social scientists have found integrates women’s points of view into discussions, says Marie Wilson, author of “Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World” and founder of the White House Project for woman leaders."