The Globe and Mail published a short article on Jan 22/10 (that I can’t seem to find online) that states France’s lower parliament adopted a bill on January 21st 2010 that will force large companies to allocate at least 40% of their boardroom positions for women, within 6 years.
The Globe reports that companies will have three years to ensure that their board is 20% women and six years to have 40% of their board female.
Norway (2003) and Spain (2007) both have adopted boardroom quotas and Belgium is suspected to going down a similar path soon.
What do you think? Do quota policies attack the roots of inequality or are they too limited in their objective, effecting only a small percentage of women?