#GAReads | The 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos will be co-chaired by seven women — and zero men
The World Economic Forum announced seven co-chairs for its next summit in Davos, and not a single man made the cut.
Seven women will helm the next gathering of the global elite, as sure a sign as any that we are living through a watershed moment in perceptions of gender and power dynamics.
The forum, held in the posh Swiss resort of Davos every January, has in recent years been criticized as much for its gender imbalance as for its elitism. At its most recent gathering, women accounted for just over 20% of the 3,000 participants — a record for the event — and that was after the organizers offered special incentives to delegations that included at least one woman.