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Women In Comms

SlideshowQuotas Wrong Way to Boost WiC – Panel

Quotas Not the Answer
Mervat El Dabae, NetCracker's director of global business solutions and strategy, argues vehemently against the use of quotas.
Mervat El Dabae, NetCracker's director of global business solutions and strategy, argues vehemently against the use of quotas.

mhhf1ve 11/6/2015 | 2:37:31 PM
Quotas are inherently problematic... Quotas are difficult because it's not clear how to set them. Do you just say 50% should be women because approximately half the population is women? What population is that? If you say the "college educated" population, then it might be surprising to some that 60% of people with bachelor's degrees are women. So maybe it should be 60% women, not 50% women? But what if you say the population is "people who are willing to sacrifice their family obligations for their careers"? Then... that population's demographics might not be 50% women -- and could change significantly over time?
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