Leigh Mitchell, Career & Business Brand Strategist
CEO of Women in Biz Network & Bee ? Happy HR
02/04/21 at 9:46PM UTC
It saddens me to see such terrible behaviour from Mr Mori.
This comes after National Women in Sport Day yesterday which adds to the insult! Quoted from Washington Post - “Speaking to members of the Japanese Olympic Committee with reporters present, Mori said “board of directors meetings with many women take a lot of time.”
“When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn’t restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying,” he said, as told by an Agence France-Presse translation of an Asahi Shimbun story.
“Women are competitive,” Mori added. “When one person raises a hand, others think they need to speak up as well. That’s why everyone speaks.”
Some members of the committee reportedly laughed at Mori’s remarks, which were given in response to a question about the Japan Olympic committee’s goal of having more than 40 percent female members. Only five of 24 members were women as of November.”
How is it even possible or legal that only 5 members of the board are female (out of 24!)
Why this man’s comments were not challenged? With dismally small amount of women on the board why would they feel safe to express their concerns and why wouldn’t the men in the room speak out against this?