Women In The Board Room: It’s Not Good For Man To Be Alone
International Women’s Day was this week. For Women’s Day, State Street installed the statue of a young woman confronting the iconic charging bull, stressing the importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace.
The message here is that companies need to have more gender diversity on their board of directors. We already believed that, not because State Street said so, and not because activists came together to have National Woman’s Day declared a holiday. We believed it because our research told us to.
In the creation account in Genesis 1-2 many things are declared to be ‘good’, but only one thing is declared to be ‘not good’. “And God said, it is not good for the man to be alone.” This problem was not solved by creating another man, implying that the thing that was bad about Adam’s aloneness was not just that there was only one human, but that there was only one kind of human. Things are not good when only masculinity is present.
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