Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hierarchies Weakening Everywhere

Hierarchies are falling everywhere in the world. Now for the first time, women will be able to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympic Games. The decision will end recent speculation as to whether the entire Saudi team could have been disqualified on grounds of gender discrimination.

It will be interesting to see how Saudi Arabia deals with the fact given in the last line of this article, that Saudi women graduates outnumber their male counterparts. On the college level, the same is the case in the United States where female graduates substantially outnumber males. As women move into more leadership roles, we most likely will continue to see the positive influence of people who understand the disadvantages of hierarchies, as they have personally experienced their downsides.