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Davos makes glacial progress in hike towards gender balance13 Jan 6:25pm

Davos makes glacial progress in hike towards gender balance

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Almost 80% of delegates at the gathering of the world’s rich and powerful in the Swiss mountains next week will be men Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum (WEF) founder whose headquarters are the chrome and glass of a Bond villain’s lair, introduced this year’s event by saying: “The world around us is changing at unprecedented speed.” But it seems nothing has changed when it comes to the lack of women at Davos. Five years ago, when I was the Guardian’s women’s editor, I was sent to report on gender diversity at Davos. I dragged my short, not very masculine, body to the oddly bleak Swiss village to watch the world’s rich and powerful consort.
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