Sigh! Well, it seems to me that employing quotas is arguing that "women just can't make it on their own merits". I'm saying that the reason why fewer women make it currently is due to a host of other reasons, which this measure won't affect.And I'm afraid that's exactly the argument that boils down to "women just can't make it on their own merits".
"gents toilets" - very amusing I'm sure, or "the golf course" perhaps? Maybe it will be a lot easier to do that, than solve the problems which result in so many women leaving the workforce before they gain the experience required to serve effectively on a company board.If there's a problem with the pipeline of women candidates, companies will have to act to improve it unless they want to go on having to appoint incompetent women and hold their meetings in the gents' toilets.
Do you really think the career path offered to women in companies is different to that offered to men? This isn't the 1970's any more.Claiming that there's no problem with the pipeline - that is, the career path offered to women in companies - but that there still won't be enough suitable women candidates, necessarily requires that women be inherently less competent than men in this respect.