Women-only slate to chair elite 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos

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'The World Economic Forum's gathering in Davos, Switzerland will be chaired entirely by women in 2018 — the first time in the 47-year history of the elite group that men will be on the sidelines.

Seven women – and no men – will set the agenda when 3,000 of the world's high-powered corporate, political, entrepreneurial and media leaders converge on the alpine town in January.

The World Economic Forum, or Davos, as it's known by its participants, has taken heat for years for its stark gender imbalance. At this year's conference, men outnumbered women five to one. That's a nudge up from 2015, when women accounted for 17% of the participants.'

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So much for gender balance

Wasn't the idea of feminism supposed to be equality of representation?

Oh yeah. That was back then, a few decades back. Or was it?

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Hopefully, this will serve as

Hopefully, this will serve as a catalyst for national and local elected representatives and policymakers, to start giving "international forums" all the attention they actually deserve (ie none).

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