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Vartika. "GENDER-QUOTA IN THE BOARDROOMS: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 2144-2160, Accessed 2018.
Vartika. (2018, May). GENDER-QUOTA IN THE BOARDROOMS: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(5), 2144-2160. Retrieved from
Vartika. "GENDER-QUOTA IN THE BOARDROOMS: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 5 (May 2018), 2144-2160. Accessed , 2018.

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The representation of women at the top levels in business have been very low worldwide. Women constitute almost 50 percent of the world's population but still represents only 15 percent in the boardrooms at the global level. Deloitte's Global Center for Corporate Governance report (2017) found that 15 percent of all board seats globally are taken up by women, representing only a modest improvement over the 12 percent reported in 2015. In Spite of a good number of women entering the workforce, there are very few women who reach the top positions in organisations. This trend proves that growing workforce participation of women has shown an unacceptably slow improvement when it comes to women participation in the decision making. This trend thus, have generated a debate around the world regarding gender-quota. The modern state has adopted gender-quota to improve the gender imbalance in the organisations. This paper will discuss the facts and figure around women in the boardrooms around the globe and discuss the debate around gender-quota to improve the situation.