Why Hillary Clinton’s Loss Is Still A Gain For Women In Leadership

To her credit, Clinton often subverted sillier sexist remarks – ‘deal me in’ was her response when accused of playing the ‘woman card’ (as if she had a choice); ‘nasty woman’ became a badge of honour among her supporters. But more violent remarks (against women in the Labour party, and more recently in Canadian politics) point to a more disturbing trend, and one we’d do well not to get used to.

…Or just her?

Such backlash is often the unintended consequence of “making the list”, according to fund manager Sallie Krawcheck. Because women in leadership are not yet commonplace, they attract attention, scrutiny and, sometimes, resentment.

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