• Saturday, August 13, 2022

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‘Mankind’s future depends on the talents of women’

Work by McKinsey estimates that bridging gender gaps in employment could add £150 billion to the UK economy by 2025. (GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

by PENNY MORDAUNT THINK back to when you last hired a car. When you went to pick it up from the lease company, what did you do? Women, I find, tend to check the location and function of the lights, find out where the horn is, work out how to tune the radio, double check the fuel level and find out which side the petrol cap is on. They adjust the seat and check any accompanying passengers are comfortable. What do men do? They tend to put the seatbelt on and just drive. I am generalising, but women and men…

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