THE DISTILLERY: Boardroom clout

Jotters face off in the debate on female corporate leadership, while some weigh up the Future Fund's latest moves.

The latest numbers from the Australian Institute of Company Directors indicates that the progress made elevating women to the boards of Australia’s top companies is tediously slow. Every time these numbers come out, the quota argument pops up.

Critics of company quotas for female directors argue that it undermines the concept of merit-based promotion and misses the point that it’s actually retaining women earlier in their career that’s the real challenge.

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