What is your stance on gender quotas, and why? For example: "50% of the leading positions in our company have to be held by (fe)males". Please respect each other. Personally, I dislike them on principle, as I opine that who the individual (gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.) is should not matter as long as they perform creditably (this is commonly described as equal opportunity). In my opinion, no gender is structurally disadvantaged (in western countries), though individuals of either sex may - and let me stress this - MAY be inherently better at certain tasks than the other, see Gender 101 by @Brovo. I also disagree with the notion that each job needs to have an equal representation of sexes, as sexual dimorphism exists and thus interests may differ. For example, I'm in IT and there's just one female in a group of about 20 - why? She doesn't get it worse or anything, she even holds a representative role. Though in our current society, women just seem less interested in IT than men, despite nationwide efforts to get women interested in male-dominated fields. Perhaps this will change over time, and if so, that's fine - but forcing it is too much for me.