—Cherie Booth, "Don't let culture be an excuse for demeaning women," The Observer, October 28, 2007
These days they are more likely to hold the purse strings.
The increasing purchasing and physical power of women on the economic and cultural front has been labelled 'womenomics'.
The Economist last year ... argued that the future of the world economy lies increasingly in female hands.
It found that over the past decade or so increased female participation in the paid labour force has contributed more to the growth of the world economy than either booming China or new technology.
—"Why womenomics is the force of the future," Daily Mail, October 18, 2007
—"Chrysler Women's Advisory Committee Widens Internal and External Scope," PR Newswire, February 9, 1995