It was a great opportunity to interact with Helen Clark, the Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, who is also the longest serving Prime Minister. Her thoughts on women in the workplace were spot on. It will take over 200 years before women will have the same opportunities as men have in the workplace. Women cannot be expected to have the red carpet rolled out for them. They have to work the steps, try to get in front of the line and may their way to the boardroom in a assertive way, bringing with them knowledge of the company strategy and business.