Companies cut delegates due to gender quota

DAVOS has courted controversy this year by imposing a gender quota on its main sponsors. Every company sending delegates into the Congress Centre has to have at least one woman among its five allotted attendees.

However, not all companies have managed and have instead cut down their accredited delegates to four. “This is an attempt to nudge towards gender parity in terms of participation,” said Saadia Zahidi, who heads the forum’s women leaders and gender parity groups.