Barbados Prime Minister says women make better leaders than men
The first female Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley says women make better leaders than men because they are more caring and run their country “like a household”.
Mottley, 54, disclosed this while appearing on a British television show on Thursday.
Other guests on the show, Good Morning Britain, include former female Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the former female Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard.
Mottley made the assertion while comparing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in countries run by men to the ones run by women.
“I think the issue is more really how women operate in terms of caring,” Daily Mail quoted Mottley to have said.
“And in many instances we treat issues how we would treat the household and the family.
“Not in a negative way, in a way that recognises unless you drill down to things and see where you are in respect to how people are operating, and recognise how people are feeling and listening to you, you cannot change behaviour.
“In this circumstance, it’s behaviour that can contain the virus, these things tend to reflect more because we will pause and not just look at it academically, but think how will it impact the people who are hurting