Gender balance in the boardroom – a sample chapter from ‘The Glass Ceiling Delusion’

Since I launched The Campaign for Merit in Business a month ago I’m being increasingly asked by senior business people and journalists to present my core arguments against quotas and other positive discrimination measures to ‘improve’ the number of women in boardrooms. The arguments now include the evidence of two studies (University of Michigan and Deutsche Bundesbank) which show that increasing the number of women on boards adversely impacts on corporate performance.  In addition I’ve been supplying people with a chapter (link below) from my 2011 book The Glass Ceiling Delusion: the real reasons more women don’t reach senior positions and thought I should make it freely available to visitors to this blog. The book’s available from all the usual retailers and from myself – I can sign and dedicate it if you wish, and post it to any address worldwide – if ordered through my publishing website The chapter:

Gender balance in the boardroom – a sample chapter from ‘The Glass Ceiling Delusion’

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