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TED Women in Taipei

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Lee Thomas

on 30 September 2013

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Transcript of TED Women in Taipei

Women in the world
The good news
Way to go
Male to Female Ratio

Women now received about six in 10 college degree
Micro Financing has been successful while targeting Women
...because they are
less likely to default
...and more likely to share the gain with the family
Empowering Women
Empowering women has helped some countries increase and sustain economic development.
when given more influence women seem to act more responsibly in helping people in the family or village
and when better educated and more in control of their lives
women are more successful in bringing down rapid population growth because they have more say in family planning.
Judy Rosener
University of California-Irvine professor emeritus
Research in areas of men and women at work.
men and women think differently.
a company with a mix of male and female leaders, with their differing attitudes regarding risk, collaboration and ambiguity, will outperform a competitor that relies on the leadership of a single sex.
Women aren't better but they bring to the table something that men don't have.
Management consultant McKinsey & Co., found that companies with more female executives and directors perform better.
Women CEO in Fortune 500 (U.S)
Women CEO in FTSE 100 (U.K)
Women CEO in Germany’s Top 200
Women sitting on the board of CAC40 companies (France)
average salary of a female manager compares to their male counterparts
in France
average salary of a female manager compares to their male counterparts
in U.S.A
There are currently 18 female head of State
Which is not bad, since the first Women's suffrage in New Zealand, 1893.
but still a long way to go, given there is at 195 countries in the world
Let me end with a story...
Meet Fliza, an indonesian girl

Her mother just take her to school...
... where a free circumcision event held each spring in Bandung
she is handed over to a group of women who cut off a small piece of her genitals.
World Health Organization
Where FGM is a social convention, the social pressure to conform to what others do and have been doing is a strong motivation to perpetuate the practice.
FGM is often considered a necessary part of raising a girl properly, and a way to prepare her for adulthood and marriage.
FGM is often motivated by beliefs about what is considered proper sexual behaviour, linking procedures to premarital virginity and marital fidelity. FGM is in many communities believed to reduce a woman's libido, and thereby is further believed to help her resist "illicit" sexual acts.
Why this happen?
and given a glass of milk afterward
The waiting room
It's estimated that 2 million girls still undergo this surgery every year.
The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
A proposed law would require that 40% of corporate board members be female
threat of penalties has brought some unlikely women to boardrooms: the wives of prominent French men.
Florence Woerth,
wife of Labor Minister Eric Woerth
became a director at luxury goods maker
Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Bernadette Chirac
wife of former President Jacques Chirac
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co-authors :
rebecca kuei & thomas lee
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