Man-Made:The damaging consequences of having so few women in positions of power

John Edmonds, Eva Tutchell

Abstract


Very few women are inpositions of power in Britain.  Men hold about 80% of powerful positions and this imbalance of power not only offends normal considerations of justice and equality but has damaging consequences for Britain's economic performance.  Male dominated organisations tend to be highly centralised, wasting talent and stifling iniative and innovation. A progamme of fundeamental reform, including the enforcement of current legislation, the introduction of quotas in key areas and the provision of career breaks is proposed.

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