Recently, TIME Magazine has published its 2013 list of the 100 most influential people on the planet. Amongst them, 35 women.
It seems to be a reflection of the fact that women lead only 17 of the world’s 195 countries, they only hold 19.6% of seats in national governments and 10% of seats on boards of large companies around the world and that there is still a lot of progress to be made.
The author of this interesting article says that parity in basic human rights is still lacking in many countries and this keeps women from progressing and reaching equality. In many countries, health care and education (two thirds of illiterate adults are women) are still denied to women.
Having 35 women represented in this list should therefore be viewed as a sign of hope and progress. To read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/04/18/what-holds-women-back-from-the-time-100/