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20 July 2005

There's Women Running All Kinds of Fortune 500 Companies!

In an article about the controversial appointment of a woman to be musical director of the Baltimore Symphony, the Washington Post attempts to provide some context:
In an era when women commonly run everything from universities to Fortune 500 companies to entire countries, why has it taken so long for a single leading orchestra to take the step?

Huh? I mean, HUH?!?! With the departure of Carly Fiorina from Hewlett Packard earlier this year, there were 7 women CEO's in the Fortune 500. That's 1.4%. That's what the Post characterizes as "commonly." Granted, 7 is more than zero, but since there are no more than 50 major symphony orchestras in the U.S., zero does not sound out of whack.
Further down it would appear that the WaPo reporter, Tim Page, reads this blog, as he pointed out that "women...dominat[e] the string section. (Brass remains mostly a male preserve..." as I documented in Biodiversity At The Philharmonic. So presumably he will read this and know that you can't slip such nonsense past these Lying Eyes!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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July 20, 2005 8:57 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

I am forthwith deleting all anonymous posts.

July 20, 2005 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Harlem said...

Crap! That must have been one juicy post.
Harlem

July 21, 2005 10:17 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

No, it was just annoying - an inside joke kind of thing.

July 21, 2005 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Harlem said...

I guess there is no place for a First Amendment argument on a Blog since it is, by definition, an oligarchy (sp?) with Ziel as the Supreme.
No complaints, just an observation about one man's ability to judge the "readworthiness" of another's comments.
Harlem

July 22, 2005 6:54 PM  

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