Articles by Erica Lewis
Quotas and Cultures to Support Board Diversity
There’s lots of discussion around about quotas for women on corporate boards, and lots of questions about whether quotas are effective. At theYWCA, we have been operating with a quota for 20 years. But ours is not a quota for including women: all the members of our board are women. Rather, our quota is directed towards including young women on all of our boards and committees. Twenty years ago, the YWCA made a global commitment that at least 25% of members of national boards would be women 30 years and younger.