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Glass ceilings on agenda of World Economic Forum

This year, forum leaders will tackle the problem of gender inequality head-on, joined by industry groups and the UN

As head of the Washington State Investment Board, Theresa Whitmarsh runs one of the biggest state pension funds in the US. She has sought to make the case that placing more women in decision-making positions will lead to better performance and financial returns.


AS a top executive in the financial industry, Theresa Whitmarsh is accustomed to being the only woman in the room. That was the case the last two years when she attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a conclave for the world's most...