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A Woman's Place Is Europe: Should we legislate quotas?

Should the EU legislate on quotas for women in public company boards? Some countries, both inside and outside the EU, have already gone down this route, in an effort to improve women's representation at the top in business. But is this the best approach and should it be adopted across Europe?  

Just days ahead of the announcement of a long awaited European Commission's proposal which might kick-start legislation in this area we held a debate on these issues with:

Mary Honeyball MEP (London, Labour)
Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (London, Conservative)
Helena Morrissey, CEO Newton Investment,  founder of The 30% Club
Petter Sørlien, Mission of Norway to the European Union
Moderator: Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times

Twitter: #EUquotas


How can we narrow the divide of gender equality?

The debate regarding a quota system, guaranteeing boardroom representation for women is heating up! Below are some of the recent articles concerning potential EU legislation on this issue:

Women's Views on News
LSE, Engenderings blog
Financial Mail Women's Forum