Equality issues at the World Accounting Congress

Following our story last month about women attending the World Accounting Congress having to deal with harassment and sexist behaviour from male delegates, we have now been reliably informed that some delegates staged a ‘walk-out’ at one event when women delegates were told to sit at the back of the hall!

Apparently, during a main hall event an Indian minister was in attendance. Female delegates were asked to move to the back, and our witness said the Dutch contingent got up and left on mass, followed by many other European delegates. All this was broadcast on big screens outside the hall.