Merit in de­ci­sion

The Herald - - POLITICS -

AD­DRESS­ING busi­ness big­wigs at an event about get­ting more women into board­rooms, Ni­cola Stur­geon rem­i­nisced about her de­ci­sion to ap­point a gen­der-bal­anced cabi­net. Emails and let­ters flooded in, de­mand­ing to know how she could be sure all the women were there on merit. “I didn’t get a sin­gle let­ter ask­ing how I knew all the men were there on merit,” she re­called wryly.

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