not a matter of celebration because women got only 20 per cent despite making up for 50 per cent of the country's population.
"The worst discrimination I faced was my first interview at a big law firm in France.. I was told I am getting a job, but not to expect to be a Partner. When asked why, I was told that because I was a woman and therefore I cannot become a partner," she said.
The incident happened 35 years ago but things have not changed much at law firms since then, she added.
Lagarde said there were not enough women in politics and "once we have enough women in politics that would make a huge difference as they are the people who make decisions.
"There have to be (more) women in politics," she said.
Referring to the Netherlands, Lagarde said things have improved in a big way in that country mainly because of various policy measures taken by the government.