Opinion Comment

Friday 26 May 2017

High climbers know ropes on magic mountain

Men may outnumber women by four to one at Davos, but Dearbhail McDonald is spellbound by the greatest business show on earth

British Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum Photo: AP Photo/Michel Euler
British Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum Photo: AP Photo/Michel Euler

'So, there are no restrictions on the helis, but the jets can't take off until two?" a stupefied female executive fumed into her mobile phone.

As the woman berated God knows whom, British Prime Minister Theresa May swept through with her entourage, Terminator style, and world-renowned cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma chatted to fellow delegates.

Welcome to the World Economic Forum at Davos, the greatest business show on earth.

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