Well, not in the US, but Sweden! 'The Swedish government <a href="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/apbiz_story.asp?category=1310&slug=Sweden%20Women%20Directors">will introduce a gender quota for corporate boards</a> unless one in four board members is a woman by 2004,' Deputy Prime Minister Margareta Winberg declared Monday. 'It's a promise to all those women who are angry. It's a threat against those companies who don't like it.' Stockholders and company executives have objected to this new policy, pointing out that they should be allowed to choose the best person for the job, regardless of their sex. Women are very involved in Swedish politics, making up 45% of the parliament and almost half of the state cabinet positions, but remain rare as executives of private companies. Norway has set even higher quotas, demanding that women make up 40 percent of private board members. I love women, but why this pathetic quotas based on something a person is born with rather than what that person has achieved?