The Case for Female Quotas

The Wall Street Journal
Kelly Eggers
April 27, 2012

An advocate for getting women on corporate European boards, Viviane Reding, asked companies to appoint more women on their corporate boards: 30% by 2015 and 40% by 2020. However, though some countries in Europe are showing improvement, the change is slower to take in America.  And although women would like to see more women on corporate boards, they don’t want it to happen by a mandated quota, but rather, it should be done voluntarily.

The study of women on corporate boards (Critical Mass Project) from the Wellesley Centers for Women was quoted in this article on female quotas. The study found that there typically needs to be three women on a corporate board in order for the women’s voice to be heard.

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