Diversity quotas are ineffective and patronising

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, IEA Director of Communications, has written for The Spectator on the Financial Conduct Authority’s plans to require UK listed companies to ensure that 40% of their directorial board are women.

Annabel argues that such quotas have a proven track record of failure on the Continent and that regulatory bodies should focus on their core mission, rather than politicising the business world.

“None of this is to mention how supremely insulting it is to women to suggest they cannot climb the greasy pole without virtue-signallers at some arms-length body giving them a step up. Quotas are fundamentally anti-meritocratic, and extremely demeaning.”

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