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.
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.