Scrap women's quota on company boards - Jensen

Richard Orange
Richard Orange - [email protected] • 12 Aug, 2013 Updated Mon 12 Aug 2013 09:58 CEST
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The Progress Party has called for a victorious centre-right coalition to remove Norway's quota for women on company boards.

 
"We have been against this quota from the start," Progress Party leader Siv Jensen told Aftenposten. "We believe it is wrong to impose such a requirement on private companies. If you own a business, you should be able to decide how it is managed." 
 
Norway's pioneering policy, which requires 40 percent of boardroom seats to go to women, has been a huge boon to the so-called "golden skirts", the female executives women who found themselves in demand when it was introduced in 2006. 
 
However, Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg, who leads the centre-right coalition, said that although her party was also "sceptical" of the quota, removing it was "not a priority". 
 

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