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David Walker
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David Walker

Former Comptroller General of the United States, David Walker is president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Breaking the Mold

Studies have shown that women tend to somewhat more risk averse and future focused than men. More emphasis on both of these attributes likely would likely have served to reduce but not eliminate the economic and other challenges that we currently face. However, top women executives may not share these attributes. Therefore, it is impossible to say what the result would have been if women had been in charge of both the corporate and governmental entities that failed to engage in adequate risk management, regulatory and oversight activities.

By David Walker

 |  March 8, 2009; 11:07 PM ET
Category:  Women in Leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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