North West businesswomen vote against compulsory gender quotas in the boardroom
Merit and ability should be driving board appointments, according to Deloitte research.
Two thirds of senior businesswomen in the North West are against the introduction of compulsory gender quotas in the boardroom. Instead, the majority believe that appointment to the board should be based on merit, experience and ability, rather than regulation.
However, despite rejecting quotas as a solution to the existing gender imbalance within UK plc, many feel that the current slow pace of change is unacceptable.