Quotas are not the answer for women in business

There is no doubt that women do not hold enough top-level jobs, but gender quotas will do nothing but mask a deeper issue at play, writes Martha Kearns.

13th April, 2013
The more worrying statistics are those showing women are not even moving up the ladder, let alone getting to the top.

It might seem anti-feminist, but I just can't be persuaded about the benefits of quotas. Especially those aimed at increasing female participation in the boardroom.

I get as angry as the next woman when I see obvious cronyism among men when it comes to appointments for the top jobs, but quotas are not the solution.

The threat of quotas is being used as a very big stick by governments to threaten companies which are not...

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