How women are changing the face of the business world

The XX Factor: How Working Women Are Creating a New Society by Alison Wolf. Profile Books, €20.15. Reviewed by Kathy Foley.

25th May, 2013
The glass ceiling has been smashed for some women, but they are in a cosseted minority. Photo: Getty

The XX Factor: How Working Women Are Creating a New Society


The job market is a pyramid, according to British academic Alison Wolf. The top fifth, made up of professionals and managers, is now quite evenly shared between men and women. Part of her central thesis in The XX Factor is that highly-educated, professional women - the elite 20 per cent at the top of society, accounting for 70 million women worldwide - have now...

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