Fareed speaks with Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the Huffington Post media group and author of Thrive, about the role of women in the workplace. Watch the video for the full panel discussion on the issue.
Do you think that there are these traits that are different between men and women and that they manifest themselves…because you're dealing with a lot of technology people at AOL, and that's a very male dominated world.
It is. But that's changing…We’re living in the middle of a perfect storm, where we can see that the old way of doing things, the way that men have built workplaces, fueled by stress, live deprivation, exhaustion, is not working. It's not working for women, and it's not working for men. And so women are taking the lead in a way in what I consider in my new book on the "third women's revolution."
If you think of the first women's revolution being getting the vote. The second being giving us access to all the corridors of power and the top of every field, the third one is changing the workplace. Changing the world, in which women are competing, which I believe is going to be the fastest way to get more women at the top. Because right now women are paying a heavier price in stressful jobs. The data that is out, came out last year, is unequivocal, that women in stressful jobs have a 40 percent greater threat of heart disease and a 60 percent greater risk of diabetes.
So one of the reasons they're not competing as much at the top is because they know that we internalize stress differently and it's not working for us. And because of the way it's not working for anybody, there is more of a demand now to change the way we work and the way we live our lives.