Gender quotas are not the solution to imbalance in politics or business, according to the founder of the international Women's Executive Network (WXN).
Pam Jeffery, who was in Dublin last week for the organisation's first Irish awards ceremony, said there were "other, real ways" to bring about change.
"I don't like quotas," she said. "I acknowledge the fact that they help numbers, but although imposing balance in a statistical way is measurable, it's less meaningful...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team