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Female fund manager opposes gender quotas for boards of start-ups

The Hindu Business Line | 24/02/2021 10:24 AM | Click to read full article

For fund manager Katie Potts, setting mandatory quotas for women on corporate boards of technology start-ups is a bad idea. Not because she’s against diversity, but because she says there just aren’t enough suitable candidates.

For Potts, increased regulation on such fronts has meant companies spend more time demonstrating compliance, which she and the fund managers at her firm find frustrating. Pott’s comments put her at odds with the growing push for more gender and racial diversity in corporate suites.