Within the next year, the 510 Norwegian companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange must have 40% of their respective board seats occupied by women.Naisille pitäisi varata kiintiö myös shakkimaajoukkueeseen. Norjalla ei ole varaa jättää 50% valtion asukkaiden kapasiteetista käyttämättä.
Even though there are clearly thousands of capable and willing women ready to become top brass, convincing stick-in-the-mud investors of the benefits of workplace diversity may prove difficult in the short-term. We need to change the mentality of these shareholders, they are the ones that choose the board members.
We need to make them see that Norway will not prosper if it doesn`t use 50% of its inhabitants.