Below the Fold: Debating Gender Quotas

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The 2019 IWD Campaign is #BalanceforBetter – “The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage …”

If we believe that balanced really is better, why are we still so far behind on being balanced across industries? And what policies or initiatives have actually proven to be effective?

One efficient, albeit controversial, method is simple: Gender Quotas. All over the world, in both public and private sectors, gender quotas have been instituted. And as of October 2018, California followed suit.

Watch this week’s episode to watch Below the Fold’s first-ever debate on the arguments for and against gender quotas.

Resources:

Debate on Gender Quotas – WikiGender
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Gender Quota Database – IDE
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The debate about quotas – Gender Economy
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Reconsidering the Remedy of Gender Quotas
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Why Silicon Valley needs quotas to solve its diversity crisis
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Lessons From The World’s Most Gender-Equal Countries –
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California’s Bad Idea: Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards
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Gender equality gives men better lives
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Tech still struggles with diversity, despite $1.2B in investments
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2018

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