Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAmie Tsang June 5, 2018 Women have led countries and run companies. But they cannot manage an airline — at least according to the chief executive of one of the world’s biggest carriers. The remarks by Akbar Al Baker, the head of Qatar Airways, came during a news conference at the International Air Transport Association’s annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. His comments stood in stark contrast to efforts by countries and businesses to improve gender diversity at work and close the gap in pay and employment between men and women. Asked about the lack of women in the airline industry generally, and at Qatar Airways in particular, Mr. Al Baker denied that poor gender representation in the sector was an issue. Of his own position, he added, “Of course it has to be led by a man, because it … [Read more...] about Qatar Airways Chief Says a Woman Couldn’t Run His Airline
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Based on 9,000 respondents' opinions and ranked among 80 countries, the US News & World Reports' Best Countries survey put Sweden top in the Best Countries For Women category, as The Local reported. "Relative to the countries ranked, Sweden scored highest in a compilation of five factors that are relevant to the well-being of women: cares about human rights, gender equality, income equality, safe and progressive. Survey participants from around the world consider Sweden the No 1 country that most strongly exemplifies gender equality and cares about human rights, and rank it in the top-ten for the three other factors included," Deidre McPhillips, data reporter at US News & World Reports, explained to The Local. The domestic debate in Sweden tends to focus on the gaps that do still exist, for example that men make up almost two thirds of boards of directors for listed companies, or that reported sex offences have gone up in the past few years, or that only three out of 92 … [Read more...] about Is Sweden really the best place in the world for women?