Recently, I had to watch this Frontline episode called "The Warning" as part of a class assignment. Approximately 55 minutes long, The Warning examines the uphill battle that Brooksley Born, a woman and the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from August 1996 - June 1999, fought daily in order to be recognized and treated as an equal by her peers in what has traditionally been a man's world - a good ol' boys network, really - the top economic policy posts in the United States.
Brooksley Born predicted far in advance the economic disaster that occurred as the direct result of an unregulated derivatives market. Yet, no one seemed to listen or care.
A great video, definitely worth watching.
--Aaron Robertson, president, Intrepid Innovations Inc.