Americans are heading to vote in the US elections, some like never before and some armed with placards – the result could be ugly but at least it will be entertaining. Australians meanwhile are watching on like its Cup Day as many business leaders hope that it will improve global growth opportunities at a time when the world is still struggling to get out of the hole left by the financial crisis. Financial markets are hopeful of a Hillary Clinton victory and US stocks soared higher overnight after the FBI said her handling of emails wasn’t a crime. The Aussie dollar has also moved higher. But the result will be tight and despite all that’s been made of it, it's not just about the woman's vote, look at Europe, New Zealand or even here – female leadership has been done before - it's about the health of the globe, money and opportunities.