Monday, April 11, 2005

Women forced onto Norway boards

Norway will shut companies that refuse to recruit at least 40 percent women to their boards by 2007 under an unprecedented equality drive, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. "Companies have been dragging their feet. They really have to recruit more women," Children and Family Affairs Minister Laila Daavoey told Reuters. "In the very worst case, they will face closure." Norway's parliament told firms in 2002 to ensure at least 40 percent of each sex in boardrooms by mid-2005 to force corporate leadership to match Nordic traditions of sex equality elsewhere in society. Daavoey, who oversees sex equality rules, said that all state-controlled firms including oil group Statoil and telecoms firm Telenor had already complied. "If we can recruit women to our state companies why can't private businesses do it too?" Daavoey said.

2 Comments:

At April 11, 2005 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If we can recruit women to our state companies why can't private businesses do it too?" Daavoey said"

Because they are private you idiot!

 
At June 02, 2005 4:22 PM, Anonymous Hal said...

Because as profitmaking entities they would go out of business if forced to put non-productive political hacks on their boards?

Because state agencies exist to distribute cash and jobs to women and corporations don't?

Because women will just become "yes" men to officers of the corporation"

Because women lack the knowledge and testosterone to stand up o management?

 

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