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Women are not competitive enough for the board room, says UKIP's treasurer

Women are not competitive enough for the board room, says UKIP's treasurer

The treasurer of UKIP has made comments that have been branded as disingenuous and sexist by other delegates at a debate on “gender quotas”.

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Comments (2)

  • Lin Harrington
    Lin Harrington
    Fri, 6 Sep 2013 2:45pm BST
    Okay sexism still exists. It is just rare that someone is so blatant.
  • Anne Beitel
    Anne Beitel
    Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:57pm BST
    Perhaps we should challenge the whole notion that "competition" among board members is what's required for successful governance and business performance. Numerous studies correlate female presence on boards with stronger business results. "Why" this is true is a matter of debate; one theory is that certain traditionally male ways of operating - which may include inappropriate risk-taking, managing and communicating via domination rather than consensus, seeking only people "like them" for their teams - do not lead to results as good, and that these behaviours are tempered when women are at the top table.