Primeras damas en el asiento de atrás

Academics, economists, lawyers, businesswomen: the qualifications in the room made for a highbrow coffee morning. It was disappointing not to find a few more husbands of presidents and prime ministers in the mix, but clearly miracles don’t occur over mere decades in politics.

The spouses included grandmothers and mothers, career women and career wives – all engaging with the complicated challenges of taking a back seat while in most cases being qualified to ride upfront.

Maybe one of these days we’ll see women like these at the summit, and a few more boys at the sideshow.

Michelle Obama, Karl Marx and the secrets of the G20 First Wives’ club, The Guardian.