Can women save the economy?

Jul 12, 2009 9:20pm

Katty and I prescribe a novel solution in the Outlook section of the Washington Post: women could be the answer to our economic ailments. There's a hefty batch of research that shows the more senior women a company employees, the more money it makes. And a lot of evidence that women manage differently–we are more cautious and inclusive, while men are more competitive and prone to risk-taking. Nick Kristof discussed some of this a few months ago, but we take it one step further by suggesting that the only way women will get to the top is in a more flexible workplace. Let us know what you think.

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