In the spirit of celebrating empowered women after TEDWomen, business lobbying organisation, CBI, has spoken out over the lack of women on exec boards, launching a call for action for all listed companies to measure progress of getting female employees to the top table.
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“What is needed is cultural change, not quotas, ratios or tokenism,” says Helen Alexander, CBI president.
See the BBC News report, here.
Does this suggest a need to move away from comparative gender percentages, particularly in the IT industry?
Will a “cultural shift” be better than an enforced quota for encouraging businesses to hire more women for top jobs?