Quotas are practically a dirty word. But this week, organizers of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos—where the (usually white, male) ruling class gathers to solve the world’s problems—announced that sponsors must bring at least one woman in their five-person delegations. And the world gasped. But the more we’ve thought and written about women and progress, the more we think that the top-down approach is the right one. So we defended their decision here.
Here’s to hoping that this year all those big brains actually get us somewhere.
— Tina Brown (via)