How have women managed to make so much progress in the workplace?  Must be government policies or the work of feminists, right?  Wrong — it’s because so many women are smart, hard workers. 

IWF’s friend, Veronique De Rugy, provides the latest example of this dynamic, as her critiques on Goldman Sach’s helped lead to a “clarificatioin.” 

I don’t mean to turn this incident into a tale in the gender wars or to imply that it’s in any way a surprise that a female economist would be the one to take down the work of a powerful enterprise.  Yet those fixated on the progress of “women” as a whole should recognize that it’s not a set of policies, but the contributions of talented women themselves that ultiimately determine outcomes.