Opportunity 2000 aims to increase the quantity and quality of women's participation in the workforce. In terms of quantity their efforts are unnecessary. The flow of women into gainful employment has become a torrent. Current employment trends point to the replacement of a predominantly male workforce by a predominantly female one.
As far as quality is concerned, the task is to see more women placed in positions of responsibility. It is a reflection of the size of the task that, even today, fewer than 10% of Management Today readers are women. If Opportunity 2000 and its members - who employ more than 25% of the UK workforce - are determined to break the glass ceiling, they should focus exclusively on persuading the Government to provide tax relief on childcare.