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Does Australia need a deadline to increase females on executive boards?

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HC Online | 07 Mar 2011, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Rosemary Howard of AGSM is certain that if the non-compulsory attempts of the Australian government fail following a three year deadline, mandatory quotas for females on executive boards should be introduced
  • Britt Jacobsen | 11 Mar 2011, 05:06 PM Agree 0
    "20% female representation on boards and 10% on senior management ranks by 2014"

    That''s hardly something to aim for. We''re talking about approx. 50% of the workforce and 60% of university graduates here. Women are not a minority, but a 10% senior management target assumes they are. Some of Australia''s biggest companies (Westpac, CBA, etc - and yes, finance is traditionally a male-dominated industry) have set targets at 40%.

    Australia can do better.
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