Things I don’t have to linkspam about today (20th October, 2010)

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9 thoughts on “Things I don’t have to linkspam about today (20th October, 2010)

  1. John

    The beginnings of a shift in a very traditional tech organization: near the end of The Register’s article International Telecom Union drags self out of past, it reports

    But even so, two worlds currently coexist here: the old men, rooted in the old ways, sitting at the top and doing what they can to maintain the status quo; and the new world, demonstrated by the surprisingly large number of young women at the conference — but almost all of those women sit behind the top table.

    It’s a generational shift sitting in the same room. And you get the feeling that members of the old guard are clinging to symbols — the arcane procedures, the late-night meetings, the stubborn formality — while their world is gradually eroded by the determined efforts of others.

    In that context, Kisrawi and others like him are determinedly demonstrating that they still retain power with their use of interventions, square brackets, and marathon stalling sessions. Unfortunately they are sadly unaware that the result of this effort to display virility is a frankly embarrassing public spectacle.

    then goes on to mention the scantily-clad waitress at the nearby hotel, before concluding;

    Nevertheless, you can’t help but wonder that if you took all the old men in the negotiating room out for dinner at the Hilton and left their female second-in-commands behind, we would all be heading home tomorrow morning with a full set of resolutions.

  2. auroramama

    Why wouldn’t female CEOs be mothers? They can do it the way male CEOs have been able to be fathers: by being wealthy enough to afford full-time childcare.

  3. Restructure!

    Re: Payroll by gender and ethnicity:

    This is for the U.S., though. I’m not sure why “Asians” in the U.S. appear to make more money than whites, but in Ontario, Canada, most Asian groups make less than whites. So if you’re living in Australia, for example, the race and ethnicity stats might be different as well.

    Even within the U.S., Asian groups are very diverse. For Asian immigrants, immigrants from one country may be primarily economic immigrants, while immigrants from another country may be primarily refugees, which is why you have general income differences based on ethnicity. Anyway, it’s complex.

  4. Lizzzzzzzz

    I hate when articles like the CEO Moms one don’t mention what percentage of all CEOs or male CEOS are parents not just moms.

    Approximately 85% of Americans have kids, so why would female CEOs be any different???

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