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thenewgreen  ·  986 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: THESE TECH COMPANIES WILL NEED MORE WOMEN ON THEIR BOARDS

paint me a picture. What is this room? Who is in it? Where is the resentment? Is this resentment from capable women that are overlooked again and again or is resentment from men who had to put women on their board to appease a mandate?

Also a good friend of mine made this point:

    I thought of a consequence that didn’t immediately come to mind. Some number of competent, effective female board members will have to deal with questions and uncertainty about whether they are only there to satisfy the rule.

This friend also wrote me

    If about 50% of board members were female everyone would be fine, because that would reflect the overall population. But no one expects the board to be 20% under age 20, or 25% obese, or 27% foreign-born, or 50% below median intelligence. (Demographics of California) Obviously I won’t say this in public, it will be taken as a claim that women are less capable than men. In fact I don’t know why the board/sex ratio is skewed; desire to be an executive is a plausible explanation.

Very interested to know what people think of all this. wasoxygen kleinbl00 mk lil

Thoughts?