Equality will be when women reach the top and it's no big deal
Irish businesswomen are in the news with the purchase of Clery's by Natrium investments, which is 20pc-owned by Sligo-born Deirdre Foley.
Much has been made of the fact that she is a woman, or an 'alpha female', according to a London business magazine. Not quite so much attention has been paid to the other two players in Natrium - John Skelly and Ronan Daly - or, more specifically, their 'alpha' status or lack of it.
This is getting tiresome for women. Boys are leaders and girls are bossy. 'Ambitious' is an endorsement for a man and a veiled insult to a woman. And 'alpha' is what every guy wants to be, but not exactly a positive way to describe a successful woman.