http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/women/story/0,,2262450,00.htmlI hope someone from Norway sees this post and can comment. Norway has introduced, and, more importantly, is enforcing, a quota for female board members of large companies. All the usual arguments for and against quotas ensue.
But is an official female quota any worse than the unofficial male quotas that have existed since time immemorium? I know it is kind of hard to swallow on an individual level but maybe it will actually help to level the playing field.
If only that could have happened in the past. Imagine all the individual women who have been passed over in favour of a man, because a man "fits in better" or "has more experience" (translation: has more experience of being a man) or just because he was a member of a particular male only school or club.
So, then if this levels up the playing field and leads to less unfairness all round in the future, maybe it is worth the short term pain?
Can you expand a bit?
That might happen, but likely for different reasons than in the past.