Monthly Archives: August 2012

My lecture at The Institute of Economic Affairs

Yesterday I gave my lecture at the IEA, and the reception it received was far more positive than I could possibly have hoped for. Many in the capacity audience (60 people) were supporters of ‘improved’ gender diversity in the boardroom … Continue reading

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My BBC Radio 4 interview with Martha Kearney

[Update 8 September: the interview is no longer on iPlayer, and I’d previously offered to email the audio file to anyone requesting it. However, the number of requests have been such that it’s taking up too much time to satisfy … Continue reading

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Myth of glass ceiling, by Dragon’s Den star

My thanks to Lavinia for pointing me towards an article in today’s Daily Mail. MYTH OF GLASS CEILING, BY DRAGON’S DEN STAR Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey has spoken out against the idea of a glass ceiling, claiming it is a … Continue reading

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David Cameron, Vince Cable, Helen Whitehead

The claim of a link between more women on boards and enhanced corporate performance lies at the heart of the government’s ongoing threat of quotas if major businesses don’t increase the number of women on their boards ‘voluntarily’. Among the people who’ve made … Continue reading

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Equality and Human Rights Commission faces a 60% budget cut. A good start.

The coalition is doing at least one thing right in equality-related matters, by slashing the annual budget of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC’). There have been numerous reports about the issue in the press and online in recent … Continue reading

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The fourth professorial testimonial for ‘The Glass Ceiling Delusion’

One of the numerous claims made by proponents of ‘improved’ gender diversity in boardrooms is that characteristics which are commoner among women than men are valuable to firms. An example is that women are more likely to have a ‘consensual’ … Continue reading

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Harriet Harman, merit, football

In nine days’ time I shall be giving a presentation at the Institute of Economic Affairs, occasioned by the response to an article I penned in April: http://www.iea.org.uk/blog/the-gender-diversity-delusion I happened to mention to a supporter of C4MB recently the number of slides I … Continue reading

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