The Quotas Debate

Time for change

What will it take to see more talented women in leadership roles in this country? The percentage of women in senior roles in the private sector has stalled or dropped in recent years. Is now the time for the Government to impose quotas, targets or temporary special measures to force gender equity on Boards and executive teams in the private sector? The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, along with the Human Rights Commission, Global Women, and the Ministry for Women are hosting a debate on the use of quotas, held in the Beehive at Parliament. Professor Marilyn Waring, Louisa Wall MP, Joan Withers and Anne Tolley MP will debate the issue on 31 October.