My invitation to Viviane Reding, EC Commissioner

I haven’t until now posted on this blog an invitation I emailed on 24 July to Viviane Reding viviane.reding@ec.europa.eu . The content of my email is given below. Ms Reding is an EC Commissioner and the ‘prime mover’ behind the EC drive for more women on corporate boards. To my great surprise, she never responded to this invitation.

Ms Reding, good morning. I don’t know if you’re aware of it yet, but the case for ‘improved’ gender diversity in the boardroom is slowly collapsing in the UK, and we’re finding increasing interest in other European countries.

Remarks made by a prominent academic (Professor Susan Vinnicombe) in a House of Lords committee meeting last Monday is attracting interest, and we expect at least one leading newspaper to cover the story in the coming few days. This was our blog post on the matter:

https://c4mb.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/a-remarkable-statement-by-a-leading-proponent-of-improved-gender-diversity-in-the-boardroom

Helena Morrissey of the 30 per cent club yesterday appeared before the same committee:

https://c4mb.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/helena-morrissey-appears-before-a-house-of-lords-sub-committee/

Please find below an invitation to an event at the IEA, along with related background. Feel free to extend it to colleagues and acquaintances with an interest in gender balance in the boardroom, and in senior executive positions more generally.

120720 invitation to the Institute of Economic Affairs

The event follows on from a short article published by the IEA:

http://www.iea.org.uk/blog/the-gender-diversity-delusion

I hope you can make it to the IEA event, and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Best wishes,

Mike Buchanan
CAMPAIGN FOR MERIT IN BUSINESS
https://c4mb.wordpress.com

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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