My thanks to Jeff for this. The Mail has published a ludicrous article by Dame Helena Morrissey, titled, “Why women really SHOULD rule the world (or at least run more businesses), according to City superwoman DAME HELENA MORRISSEY”.
Dame Helena Morrissey is the mother of nine children and for many years a leading light in campaigns to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards in the UK. A central claim in her campaigning has been that evidence shows that appointing more women to corporate boards leads to improved corporate financial performance, i.e. there is a causal link.
SHE’S A LIAR.
She is mis-representing correlation as causation. We have been publicising the evidence of a causal link between more women on boards and corporate financial DECLINE since our launch in 2012. I presented much of that evidence to the House of Commons “Women in the Workplace” inquiry in November 2012, here (video, 56:49).
The eagerness with which senior businessmen – chairmen and CEOs among them – have jumped on the bandwagon of “more women on boards” is shameful. Blithering idiots, one and all.
It is high time the media exposed Morrissey as the egregious LIAR she has been for so many years.
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