26 Oct '11, 12pm

Most business travellers are men: Why?: "Are you on holiday?" the guy seated beside me asked. Take-off was delay...

"Are you on holiday?" the guy seated beside me asked. Take-off was delayed although all passengers were on board early. There was a long queue for the run way. We were on an early Monday morning flight. "No, I'm travelling for work," I answered. The plane was filled with business travellers: 95% men and 5% women including the flight attendents. I noticed that on "business hour" flights, i.e. early Monday morning and evening Friday/pre-holiday flights most business travellers are men. I wonder: Are fewer women shortlisted and selected for jobs that require travelling, or Do women reject jobs that require travelling? Most people I speak with think travelling is dangerous, especially for women. So maybe a boss may think it's better to hire a man for a travelling job for "peace of mind" (don't need to worry about the man's safety as much as a woman's safety). Or maybe people g...

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