Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

IMF chief's message of hope for women

cliwd.jpg

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has released a video message in celebration of International Women's Day.

In the short video, she tells of her hope for a more equal and better represented future and says she is today celebrating the women and men who support this cause.

She told the BBC that she has always believed women should "not imitate men" and that women should develop their own individuality.

50 women who changed the world

Speaking about the banking crisis and the collapse of the Lehman Brothers in 2008, she said she believes women tend to have an acute sense of risk.

While she admitted she was cautious of over-generalising, she thought that the risk-taking profile of women was empirically demonstrated as being different to that of men - which could have altered the crisis.

She said that if women ruled the world it would be better balanced, there would be more peace, and health and education would become higher priorities

WATCH CHRISTINE LAGARDE'S IWD VIDEO MESSAGE:

Stylist wants to hear about your female role models - tell us who they are and why on Twitter with the hashtag #WomenIadmire and we'll retweet/publish

By Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features

Related

Jessica-Ennis-hero.jpg

Team GB's Olympic female medal winners

heroiwd13.jpg

50 women who changed the world

Comments

More

London's best pop-up bars for summer 2017

Sunset cocktail on the beach, anyone?

by Sarah Biddlecombe
26 Jun 2017

To the Bone director defends drama from claims it “triggers” anorexia

The first trailer for the Netflix drama has sparked controversy

by Elle Griffiths
26 Jun 2017

Bride asks bridesmaids to pay for her designer dress

Well, Marchesa ain't cheap...

by Anna Pollitt
26 Jun 2017

Woman forced to leave pool over “inappropriate” swimming costume

Misogynists couldn’t handle her pink one-piece

by Kayleigh Dray
26 Jun 2017

Clueless nearly never got made because of Hollywood sexism

As Cher would say, as if

by Jasmine Andersson
23 Jun 2017

Starbucks are hiring 2,500 refugees across Europe

by Nicola Colyer
23 Jun 2017

Man carries out flower girl duties with immense pride and solemnity

His commitment is quite something

by Amy Swales
23 Jun 2017

Shocking US law says men can finish sex if woman withdraws consent

Shocking

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

Serial fans, Adnan Syed has been given a second chance in court

New hope for Syed supporters

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Jun 2017

The scientific reason summer turns you into a horrible person

A new study confirms that we’re not very nice when we’re too hot

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017