The Global View - APRIL 11, 2011 The Global View Sandra Day...

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APRIL 11, 2011 The Global View Sandra Day O'Connor, Wei Sun Christianson and Robert Zoellick offer a report card on women's progress Over the past few decades, women's economic opportunities have vastly improved in the Western world and China. But a lot remains to be done—and there are even bigger challenges in developing countries. For insight into the issues involved, The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Blumenstein spoke with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Wei Sun Christianson, chief executive of Morgan Stanley China and co-chief of Asia Pacific, and Robert Zoellick, president of World Bank Group. Here are edited excerpts of the discussion. MS. BLUMENSTEIN: Justice O'Connor, what do you think of the progress of women? Women are doing very well in law school, but is it taking longer than you would have expected? Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, World Bank President Robert Zoellick and Wei Sun Christianson of Morgan Stanley kick off the event with WSJ's Alan Murray and Rebecca Blumenstein, discussing a wide array of topics affecting women in the workforce today. MS. O'CONNOR: Well, it took 191 years to get the first woman on the Supreme Court. A couple of months ago, I was back in the Supreme Court and went in to listen to an oral argument at the court, and sat below and looked up at the bench. And believe it or not, there were three women there. And that was a real progressive change. With that kind of progress, we might see nine of them before long. MS. BLUMENSTEIN: Wei, can you tell us about Asia? MS. CHRISTIANSON: In the past 30 years, you see a lot of women entering the work force voluntarily. Most importantly, they are getting into areas that are dominated by men. You see more and more women
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