Do women need positive discrimination?

I am not sure how this will work, but in the budget it has been announced that £12.5 million has been set aside to encourage women entrepreneurs. As with a lot of government initiatives I wouldnt be surprised if there are caveats on this limiting it to the long term unemployed.

As a woman entrepreneur, it may sound strange, but I find this slightly patronising. I am in my late 30s and apart from a minor incident in 1985 have never experienced any sexual discrimination in the workplace.

People are quoting statistics about the lack of females at board level but is that through discrimination or do less women want these roles?

Thinking of people I personally associate with , some are females with good jobs others would rather be at home and have no desire to hold down a demanding job.

I have always worked full time and in addition have been a single mother from when my children were babies. I also worked until the day before I gave birth with no. 2. I know this life would not be for a lot of people, hence I am in the boardroom, they are doing other things.

I feel we are in danger of getting to a stage when women in senior postions may be viewed as having got there through legislation rather than ability.

I would welcome any comments from any other females or males to see if I have been lucky and if discrimiation still exists.

VL

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Women don't need this

susanna russell-smith |
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Discrimination

Pauline7372 |

Well said Ken....

Anonymous |

anon female 35

Anonymous |

Not enough time elapsed yet...

Ken Howard |

Discrimination does still exist but...

Anonymous |

12.5 mill could buy a lot of grief

Pauline7372 |

The question is Dan...

thomas.peterson |
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Discrimination?

dan06 |

Steven, you asked

AnonymousUser |

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Anonymous |

Does discrimination still exist?

Anonymous |

Not sure

Anonymous |

£12.5m

AnonymousUser |

Not sure it really is positive discrimination

Anonymous |

I agree

Anonymous |

My thoughts exactly

thomas.peterson |
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No

Anonymous |