Monday, May 22, 2017

Does Demanding Gender Balance On Corporate Boards Actually End Up Demeaning Women? - FORBES

Originally published: May 19, 2017

Does demanding/enforcing gender balance in boards end up demeaning women board members rather than shattering the glass ceiling? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Shefaly Yogendra, Board Director, on Quora:

A few days ago, I attended an awards shindig for non-executive board directors in London. I was invited because I was in the long list of nominees although I did not get any awards. There were over 600 invitees in a ritzy ballroom of a Mayfair hotel, and a small percentage, perhaps around 5–10%, were women.