'Banking on Women'

Newstalk: Saturday 11th March 2017 at 7am, Repeated at 10pm


IMF Chief Christine Legarde once posed the question ‘if Lehman brothers had been Lehman brothers and sisters, would we have had the level of financial crisis that we did?’.

A new documentary, produced by Angie Mezzetti, and broadcasting on Newstalk on Saturday 11th March 2017 at 7am, Repeated at 10pm: Banking On Women, explores this possibility. It also asks what can Ireland learn from international research and changing practices to ensure the banking sector will survive into the future.

The opinion and experience of various expert contributors is featured in Ireland and in the UK. Also in the documentary the particular experience in Norway is examined where they weathered the recent financial crisis better than most countries.

Pictured is Beate Sjafjell Professor of Corporate Law from the University of Oslo. In Norway they have a legal requirement for 40% of either gender on the boards of all public companies.


Newstalk: Saturday 11th March 2017 at 7am, Repeated at 10pm