What would have happened if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters?” Would the American investment company have gone under in the same way? If women had been in charge, would they have made the same mistakes? There is, obviously, no answer to this question, but the irony underlying it is present in the minds of some women in positions of power.It reflects their disgruntlement with how business, politics and the world in general is being run according to what they consider to be “male values.”
When Women are in Charge begins in Iceland, a country hit hard by the economic crisis, where women are filling positions left vacant in the wake of the economic collapse. Other women adding their voices to this report include Elena Salgado, Spanish Minister of Economy and Finance; Christine Lagarde, French Minister of Economy and Noelia Fernández Arroyo, of Yahoo Europe.