Time for women to run businesses, ensure global growth: Leaders at WEF

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Leaders said there is a lot of gender discrimination in many countries, including emerging economies. Reuters Leaders said there is a lot of gender discrimination in many countries, including emerging economies. Reuters
SummaryLeaders said there is a lot of gender discrimination in many countries, including emerging economies.

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.

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