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Women On Board: Quality through Diversity, Scottish Government Consultation on the Introduction of Gender Quotas on Public Boards

Women On Board: Quality through Diversity, Scottish Government Consultation on the Introduction of Gender Quotas on Public Boards

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ISBN: 9781784124342

This consultation will inform how the Scottish Government will shape its proposals to the UK Government on using legislation to achieve gender equality on the boards of our public bodies, through the use of mandatory quotas of women. It will capture the issues that would arise from this step for the organisations, individuals and bodies involved.

Executive Summary

The aim of this consultation is to inform how the Scottish Government will shape its proposals to the UK Government on using legislation to achieve gender equality on the boards of our public bodies, through the use of mandatory quotas of women sitting on public boards. We want to capture the issues that would arise from this step for the organisations, individuals and bodies involved. Findings from this consultation will also support the work of the Scottish Government’s Public Appointments and Corporate Diversity Programme which aims to increase the diversity of Scotland’s public boards via a range of activities.