Calvin keeps his promises
Spanish minister rejects photos only with men
May 11, 2022 at 9:14 p.m.
Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calviño is keeping a promise of equal rights. When she is supposed to be the only woman in a photo with men, she leaves the photo. She received a lot of encouragement, but the president of a Spanish professional association called the action a “report”.
Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calviño refused a group photo at a managers’ forum because she was the only woman in the photo. For this unusual push for equal rights in business, the 53-year-old has been praised online, by activists and also by left-leaning government colleagues – but she has been sharply criticized by critics. greatest entrepreneurs. “It’s just a story,” Spanish trade association CEOE president Antonio Garamendi told reporters in Madrid.
A television report shows Calviño positioning himself for a photo with several men. When she seemingly realizes she is the only female, she leaves the picture and drives him away. A moment later, the picture arrives – with another woman in the picture.
With her refusal, Calviño kept a promise she made in February at the ‘Madrid Leaders Forum’. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s first assistant then announced that she would never take a photo again or participate in debates where she was the only woman. “We can no longer consider it normal that 50% of the population is not present during such events,” she said.
“Cheer !” tweeted the famous journalist and lawyer Ainhoa Martínez, and the Minister of Equality Irene Montero wrote on the social network: “Well done, Vice President!”. But Garamendi said: “It’s important that there is equality in the business, not in the photos.” At the CEOE, women are in the majority, “about 65%”, he said.