International Women’s Day 2018
On International Women’s Day (Thursday, March 8), International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Washington Post Opinion Writer Catherine Rampell.
Lagarde, who became the first woman appointed to the post of Finance and Economy Minister of France in 2007 and the first woman to hold the top job at the IMF in 2011, discussed women’s economic equality, global economic issues and what’s next for the #MeToo movement at home and around the world.
Highlights
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde responds to President Trump’s announcement of new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. In a trade war, she said, "there is no winner.”
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde offers advice to global economies faced with high levels of debt and deficit. Lagarde says she's "concerned about the increase of the debt level around the world."
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde describes her view that both men and women play a role in changing norms surrounding gender discrimination. Lagarde became the first woman appointed to the post of Finance and Economy Minister of France in 2007 and is the first woman to hold the top job at the IMF.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde describes her own experience with gender-related discrimination in the workplace. Lagarde became the first woman appointed to the post of Finance and Economy Minister of France in 2007 and is the first woman to hold the top job at the IMF.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde says the effort by the IMF to better represent the international community and global economy, for which it has received criticism, is “never an easy task.”
Speaker
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, the first woman to hold that position. A national of France, Lagarde was previously French Finance Minister from June 2007 to July 2011, and had also served as France’s Minister of State for Foreign Trade for two years.
Interviewed by
Catherine Rampell
Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post.
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