A Sunday Herald survey of leading Scots businesswomen has revealed strong opposition to a European Commission proposal for mandatory 40% quotas for women on company boards.
Of the sample group of 30 of Scotland's highest-profile businesswomen, only two respondents agreed with the proposal by commission vice-president Viviane Reding,
Reding's plan to set mandatory quotas for Europe's publicly-quoted company boards was scotched last week, despite a last-minute compromise plan. However, that is due to be reproposed to the college of commissioners next month.
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