Female quota has little impact

A QUOTA imposed on top companies at Davos insisting that one of their five delegates is female has made a minimal impact so far, mirroring slow boardroom progress on diversity.

The World Economic Forum said the scheme more than doubled participation of female executives from its key partners, although women still only made up around 16 per cent of the 2,500 participants. Some 20 of the 100 partner firms have still chosen to bring all-male delegations to Davos, forfeiting an extra conference pass.