The last month or so has been a tough one for women in the workplace.
There was the tone-deaf comment from Akbar Al Baker, who said that his role as CEO of Qatar Airways had to be filled by a man “because it is a very challenging position.”
More substantively, it was announced that the number of women CEOs at Fortune 500 companies dropped 25% in the last year (from 32 to 24). And Britain released details from its Hampton-Alexander Review, which examines the lack of women on corporate boards. The report was laced with pitiful explanations