Yes, because financial health provides a degree of freedom and autonomy as you mention. No, because if it just means women are becoming like men — over working, ignoring their families and health etc then it is not progress. The other issue is the lack of flow down to low paid women. If it just means a few women are becoming part of the corporate and financial elite but nothing changes below, we’re simply rearranging the deck chairs. As Kevin Spacey says, ‘you need to send the elevator back down’.