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If Women Ruled the World?

Would the world be a better, more productive place if women were in charge? Key figures from the global economy consider what it might take to get more women into the top jobs.

Would the world be a better, more productive place if women were in charge? The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh chairs a top drawer debate which includes the IMF's boss Christine Lagarde, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Carlos Ghosn chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan. The panel debate the potential impact of getting more women into the biggest jobs.

Christine Lagarde describes her own management style - she has always prioritised giving her colleagues the credit they deserve, prioritising inclusivity and promoting team work. Cheryl Sandberg outlines what she sees as bias in attitudes towards women in leadership roles - while men are credited with strong leadership skills, women are often labelled 'bossy'. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka makes the point that empowering women has a trickle down effect which can benefit the whole of society and the economy at large.

Are quotas the answer? Is it a question of training and promoting women into the big jobs? Or is it what we teach our young girls about what they can do with their lives? These key figures from the global economy consider what it takes to get women to the top.

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Tue 11 Feb 2014 08:32GMT

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