What the economy requires now is a whole different set of skills: You need intelligence, you need an ability to sit still and focus, to communicate openly to be able to listen to people and to operate in a workplace that is much more fluid than it used to be. Those are things that women do extremely well.

Hanna Rosin

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Source: "New Data on the Rise of Women." TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from journalist Hanna Rosin's 2010 TED Talk on how women are surpassing men in many key areas, such as earning potential, college graduation rates, and more. The quote means that women are well-suited for the current, service-based, information-based economy. Says Rosin, high-skill, high-wage jobs require abilities that females excel in (more-so than men), such as good communication skills, intelligence, and flexibility. Watch the full TED Talk here: Hanna Rosin - New Data on the Rise of Women