Friday, April 15, 2005

Norway update 

Remember my earlier post about the new drive by the Norwegian government to increase gender diversity in the country's boardrooms? The one where the big companies are being threatened with shut down if they fail to have 40 per cent of their directors female?

Well, as Jan Haugland from Secular Blasphemy tells me, there's another angle to the story:
"The government, however, has been less consistent in their own appointments. Only 26 percent of top government bureaucrats appointed between July 2003 and June 2004 were women. This fell short of the preceding government's appointments in 1999-2000 by six percentage points."
I say, now we'll have to shut down the Norwegian government.

As Jan points out, however, it is actually Norway's centre-right government, which is fighting for boardroom quotas. Just wait when the left-wing opposition gets in the power.


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