Instead of celebrating Norwegian and French laws that set quotas for women on corporate boards, Canadian Business Magazine used rhetoric to criticise the move. In a recent article (July 19, 2010) it suggests that because there are so few available women to fill board positions, the same women keep showing up on several boards (obviously). However, the slant they decided to take is reflected in the quote they selected: ”The all-boys club is being replaced by the all-women’s club.” (not really!). The thing they missed is that deep-rooted bias and stereotypes prevail and that it will take a long time to move women into positions of power. Although quotas may not be the best solution, years and years of other attempts have been futile. So let’s give women a chance.
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