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Toadies and their daughters

April 15, 2012

I happen to be the father of two wonderful daughters and no sons, but this doesn’t equip me to speculate about the relative fitness of men and women for senior positions in the business world. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for some prominent male supporters of increasing gender diversity in the boardroom (‘GDITB’) including Sir Roger Carr, chairman of Centrica, an early winner of a Toady:

120308 Toady Award certificate for Sir Roger Carr

It turns out this particular Toady has a daughter, Caroline, who went to work for Goldman Sachs as a lawyer. You might like to read the following article from a 2009 edition of Management Today, ‘How corporate fathers can learn from their daughters’:

http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/948495/how-corporate-fathers-learn-daughters/

Caroline Carr is on the steering committee of the 30 percent club - her daddy was a founding member of the club, isn’t that nice? – and she’s now Goldman Sachs’s Head of Global Leadership and Diversity. It’s comforting to know that while so many FTSE100 chairmen are risking the long-term prospects of their companies by driving GDITB initiatives, their daughters at least are benefitting from this feminist-inspired insanity.

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