• Robert Neve

    You hit the cause perfectly. Many people look to Norway (where I now live) and try to see how they have such gender equality. But they come away with all the wrong ideas such as forced women directors. It is much more the ethos around the children. For in Norway men do get close to the number of days of the women and more they use it. So they are as big a risk. Flexible working is standard regardless of children and overtime is not normal. So all the factors that would make a mother a risk are removed. Given it’s the norm to put children into nursery quickly there’s also little chance of not getting the mother back into the work force soon. While I’d prefer to see a more 50:50 split in stay at home parents to reduce that risk the nursery method works as well.