Many of the Indian Private Banks seem to have somehow known this already, and
as the global financial crisis worsens, the British banks are coming round to
the view that the problem might be the sex-ratio in bank board-rooms. The Washington
... "Clearly, something needs to change," said Howard Archer,
chief European and U.K.
economist at IHS Global Insight in London. "You can argue that the men
have made a right mess of it, and now the ladies should have a go."
..."There are quite a lot of alpha males with testosterone steaming out
their ears," said Stuart Fraser, one of London's top financial sector
..."Maybe if we had some more women in the boardrooms, we may not have
seen as much risk-taking behavior," said Hazel Blears, one of two female
members of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's cabinet who weighed in on the gender
debate here this week.
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