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13 quotes on women and work

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Rather than accepting that we may have to adapt corporate culture to fit in with employees and their personal lives, are companies instead expecting women and their biological clocks to adapt to them? “The structural organization of work has proved more inflexible than women’s ovaries,” three Yale and Harvard academics wrote, back in 2014.

For International Women's Day 2016, and our Agenda in Focus: Women at Work series, here are some top quotes on female leadership and women at work.

Peter Mathieson, President of Hong Kong University:

Shirley Chrisholm, First African-American woman elected to the US Congress:

Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University:

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman, Renault-Nissan Alliance:

Sheryl Sandberg, COO and Member of the Board, Facebook:

Tian Wei, CCTV News:

Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Public Policy, EY

Theresa J. Whitmarsh, Executive Director of the Washington State Investment Board

Njideka Harry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Youth for Technology Foundation:

Angelica Fuentes, President, Angelica Fuentes Foundation:

Ida Auken, Member of the Danish Parliament:

Rick Goings, CEO, Tupperware Brands

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