Women lead at Davos 2018

Jan 19, 2018

No more “Davos man”. This was a term coined by Samuel Huntington, which became emblematic of the World Economic Conference at Davos. It implied a wealthy, elite man who routinely attended the event.

2018 was a huge departure from precedent in the 48 year history of the event as the event was chaired exclusively by 7 women. On the agenda among other things was the global gender pay gap and the lack of women in leadership roles. In 2017, the WEF released a report on the “Global Gender Gap in 2017” which indicated that the gender pay gap was deteriorating.

For bios of the 7 women leaders and more informations please visit:

In Davos, Pioneering Women Are Chosen to Lead Again – New York Times

‘Davos Man needs to listen’: WEF 2018 Co-chaired Entirely by Women – CNBC