“Women must be at the decision-making table”

The Financial Times lists women “who have made waves this year” – Women in 2017. Jacinda Ardern is included on the list:

Ardern has certainly made political waves in New Zealand this year. Time will tell whether she makes waves with her decision making.

Also on their list:


  1. David

     /  December 8, 2017

    ‘My genuine reaction when I saw Grenfell was, “This can’t be happening here”’

    Can you imagine, a London Fire Chief being disbelieving of a fire in London.

    • Yes I can David. If building codes and fire risks are incorrectly assessed and conveyed I can indeed.

      Women. Remember Lysistra, even in the most base of ways we can power in the West. 😵It’s receded to arguably the point of indentured servitude in much of the Middle East, but here, with good parenting and societal will we can do anything and we can often do so better.

    • Missy

       /  December 8, 2017

      I think the meaning behind the words is not that she couldn’t believe a fire was happening in London, but that it was on the scale of Grenfell, anyone who saw it felt the same, it is something that hasn’t been seen in the UK for a long time.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  December 8, 2017

        I was involved with a production of Lysistrata, Traveller-blimmin’ funny.

        Remember that in much of the Middle East, a man has to agree to look after the woman and any family members in need before he gets so much as a smile-no free samples there 🙂

        Yes, I know that this is a generalisation.

        I suspect that many people have said that they couldn’t believe that such a thing had happened, We have probably all reacted with ‘I don’t believe it !’ to something that we do believe but don’t want to believe.

  2. Blazer

     /  December 8, 2017

    I don’t mind..women setting the..table.

  3. wackAmole

     /  December 8, 2017

    “Women must be at the decision-making table”

    Well Ardern is willing to do anything to get there – lying, secretive, evasive, hop into bed with Winnie.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  December 8, 2017

    There are so many women in high places who give the lie to the generalisation that we are being discriminated against. It’s as if we were the child who has to be given something or it will cry, very patronising.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 8, 2017

    Sex doesn’t matter. Ability and contribution does. Neither does the top table matter much. Often it is full of b.s. and the good stuff happens elsewhere.

    • Gezza

       /  December 8, 2017

      Certainly was the case in my last department, most of the time.