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To quota, or not to quota? What’s really up with the numbers approach to gender equality?

To quota, or not to quota? What’s really up with the numbers approach to gender equality?

I’m writing about quotas today because it’s something that has been occupying a lot of my mind-space lately. Part of my work is to talk to people about gender equality and encourage them to think about different ways to get actively increase gender diversity in their leadership. What I’ve realised when speaking to people is that there are a lot of misunderstandings about quotas, why they exist and whether they are effective or not.