Making it count: a conversation about quotas to accelerate inclusion - #InclusiveLeadership
Room: Yellow Stage
Many women reject gender quotas – whether in recruiting or on corporate boards – as casting doubt on the quality and merit of women who reach top positions. But gender inclusion at the top is slowing despite years of effort: just 5% of S&P500 CEOs are women. And diverse expertise is ever more urgently needed to tackle societal and business issues. Some countries are turning to quotas to drive up the proportion of women on boards. Are gender quotas a necessary, if temporary, means of accelerating change and shaping the future of our societies and economies?