Summary of A Feminine Response to Iceland's Financial Crash

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If the world of finance had heeded the female perspective, the financial crisis would not have happened. That’s a bold theory. Or is it? A lack of diversity can lead to groupthink; a lack of alternative perspectives can create false confidence in bad decisions. Given that men comprise the vast majority of the financial sector, maybe fund manager Halla Tomasdottir has a point when she claims that the financial services industry and other segments of society need a more balanced view. getAbstract recommends this talk to human resources professionals and to professional and lay investors who would like to know how to stop cloning a system that crashed because of its inherent faults.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What economist Halla Tomasdottir believes went wrong in the global finance industry,
  • How she incorporates "feminine values" in her financial services company, and
  • Why your company will benefit from diversity.
 

About the Speaker

Halla Tómasdóttir left her managing director role at Iceland’s Chamber of Commerce to co-found Audur Capital.

 

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Fund manager Halla Tómasdóttir learned that women are crucial to the economy and society on October 24, 1975. That day, women in Iceland, from housewives to corporate employees, “took the day off – and nothing worked ...

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