Strong Economy, Strong Women
A new law is dividing opinion in Norway, as the private sector must now ensure that 40% of their executives are women. Is this just political correctness, or the key to a strong economy?
Ansgar Gabrielsen, who implemented this controversial act, claims it was common sense behind the move rather than concern for gender equality. "My motivation was first and foremost to use the whole population - to use all our resources." Yet not everyone thinks this gender-based legislation will help business. Media entrepreneur Trygve Hegnar fumes, "Should I not control my own business concerns? Must I find a woman?"FULL SYNOPSIS