IMF leader's Women's Day message - Life - Stylist Magazine

IMF chief's message of hope for women

Christine Lagarde's video for Women's Day

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has released a video message in celebration of International Women's Day.

In the short video, she tells of her hope for a more equal and better represented future and says she is today celebrating the women and men who support this cause.

She told the BBC that she has always believed women should "not imitate men" and that women should develop their own individuality.

50 women who changed the world

Speaking about the banking crisis and the collapse of the Lehman Brothers in 2008, she said she believes women tend to have an acute sense of risk.

While she admitted she was cautious of over-generalising, she thought that the risk-taking profile of women was empirically demonstrated as being different to that of men - which could have altered the crisis.

She said that if women ruled the world it would be better balanced, there would be more peace, and health and education would become higher priorities

WATCH CHRISTINE LAGARDE'S IWD VIDEO MESSAGE:

Stylist wants to hear about your female role models - tell us who they are and why on Twitter with the hashtag #WomenIadmire and we'll retweet/publish

By Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features

Tags: Christine Lagarde

Share on

or email.

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Delicious
Add a comment

Comments

Add a comment

CONNECT WITH STYLIST

Our Most…

The rise of gin snobbery

The rise of gin snobbery

Knowing your cucumber from your liquorice…

More
Top 50 most romantic quotes from literature

Top 50 romantic lines from literature

Losing hearts at first sight, soul-entwining…

More
The Best 100 Closing Lines From Books

The best 100 closing lines from books

Don't judge a book by its cover - instead, try…

More

22.1 facts about Benedict Cumberbatch you (probably) didn't know

There's no such thing a knowing too much about…

More

Watch the full Fifty Shades of Grey trailer here

We've been waiting for so long, and now it's…

More

New app will help partners spy on and 'catch' love cheats

Trust issues? There's an app for that! Mobile…

More
Stylist back issues

Your Vote Counts

Could you go on holiday by yourself?

Could you go on holiday by yourself?