President Debora Spar spoke at an HSBC event marking the 100th International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Joining President Spar on the panel were Hanna Rosin, editor of the Atlantic and Slate’s Double X and author of controversial article “The End of Men,” Catalyst’s Laura Sabattini and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half The Sky.

The topic of the day was the "shape of things to come." “Girls are trouncing boys in high school, college and even graduate school,” she said. Women hold almost all leadership positions in high school, where they also lead SAT reading scores and are catching up in math, and represent 57% of enrollment in four-year colleges," said President Spar. 

Forbes reported on the discussion which drew audiences, via video technology, from New York, London and Hong Kong.