April 1st, 2014
10:22 AM ET

Are women set for a 'third revolution'?

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.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Heart disease and diabetes, huh?
    Ladies, if you can't take the heat, go back into the kitchen.

    April 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm |
  2. chrissy

    Well! How perfectly chauvanistic of you @ Joey. Although i must admit i dont expect anything less from you!

    April 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm |
  3. chrissy

    Oh and the saying goes "if you cant take the heat get OUT of the kitchen!"

    April 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ chrissy: well yeah, that's the way I had always heard it too, before my twist. And have you heard, "a woman's place is in the house," which Bella Abzug twisted by adding "of Congress?"
      One day I'm a hero, the next day I'm a chauvinist.

      April 2, 2014 at 6:26 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        I am now awaiting the ladies' faux-bourdon trio asking, "who is Bella Abzug?"

        April 2, 2014 at 6:40 am |
  4. ✠RZ✠

    I can see it now, President Chaz Bono.Chaz Bono.

    April 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm |
  5. chrissy

    Omg! @ RZ you are an absolute hoot! Lmao that would be like the best of both worlds wouldnt it? Is our POTUS male or female? Lololol

    April 1, 2014 at 11:28 pm |
    • ✠RZ✠

      Might as well be, president doesn't really run the joint anyhow. Mostly scribbles about lately with his prized red crayon.

      April 2, 2014 at 12:01 am |
  6. stuart

    Hi cutie patootie

    April 2, 2014 at 1:35 am |
  7. chrissy

    Ah my dear Joey, you are living proof that one can be both...a hero and chauvanistic! Doesnt make me love you any less my dear friend!

    April 2, 2014 at 7:26 am |
  8. chrissy

    As for batteling Bella, she did a great deal for we women! Must never forget her may she RIP.

    April 2, 2014 at 7:32 am |
  9. j. von hettlingen

    The Front National in France, a far-right fringe party is led by a woman: Marine Le Pen. She's is not a dove and could be hawkish too.

    April 2, 2014 at 11:19 am |
  10. ✠RZ✠

    Everyone knows the world would be a more peaceful place if women were in charge. So go ahead, fill yer boobs, erhh, I mean boots.

    April 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm |

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