Female candidates consider gender quotas on boards
Gender quotas could be a solution for competent women to serve on boards, a number of female candidates who attended the conference organised by the National Council of Women agreed today.
14 out of the 26 female candidates attended the conference. Malta currently does not have any quotas, however the Government tends to appoint a number of women to its boards.
Labour MP Helena Dalli stressed that women appointed due to quotas should not be seen as incompetent as they most likely were promoted on merit.
PN candidate Caroline Galea described quotas as “a temporary necessary evil,” with PL candidate Nikita Zammit Alamango in agreement.
PL candidate Deborah Schembri said that quotas should serve to provide a boost to women in the underrepresented sectors of society.