Thumbs-down for quotas

Oct 06 2006 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive of French nuclear energy company, Areva, and one of the few female CEOs of a large European company, has branded quotas as a "humiliating" way of increasing the number of women in corporate boardrooms.

According to the Financial Times, Ms Lauvergeon told the Women's Forum in Deauville that "if you have made it, you don't want to have made it because you were filling a quota but because you are good."

Financial Times | Businesswoman brands quotas as 'humiliating'