The London Telegraph reports that the EU is set to begin a three-month consultation on whether there should be quotas for women in the boardroom. According to the newspaper, “member states, business organizations, and firms are being canvassed for their views as ‘stakeholders’ and asked what sanctions could be used against companies which fail to meet gender targets.” Opponents charge that quota schemes are ineffective and patronizing to women. Some are skeptical that the EU could impose uniform restrictions on such diverse national working cultures. On the other hand, quota advocates contend that they would quickly redress an imbalance that would otherwise take decades to rectify.
Can boardroom quotas work aross Europe?
The EU is kicking off a three-month consultation on whether there should be quotas for women in the boardroom.
March 19, 2012