Yesterday I gave my lecture at the IEA, and the reception it received was far more positive than I could possibly have hoped for. Many in the capacity audience (60 people) were supporters of ‘improved’ gender diversity in the boardroom – some professionally so – so I was expecting some hostility to the points I was making. But the reception was very polite, and a very calm and rational Q&A session followed. My thanks to the IEA for hosting this event. It’s a most impressive think-tank, prepared to give exposure to this topic at a time when other leading think-tanks are unwilling to host debates about gender-related matters.
The following is the handout given to attendees when they arrived at the event:
I’m not planning at this stage to make the contents of the lecture publicly available. If you have an interest in me making the presentation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know. I’m particularly interested to give the presentation to senior people at major companies.