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Should I promote a female to take an important in my company situation?

All my current senior executives are male. However I wish to be seen as promoting equality by considering to promote a female executive who have just join your company not too long ago to that senior level. I think she is well qualified for the job and has people skill, but everyone knows that there are more capable male staff who are better and more capable than her to take that job. My senior executives have indicated that they are not happy about my plan. What can I do now ?

Asked By: Nicolas Nguyen - 4/10/2009
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Promoting her JUST because she is a woman smacks of reverse discrimination. The best person for the job should get it - end of
Answered By: Jon - 4/10/2009
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You should promote based on qualifications and past performance, and the relevance of the two criteria regarding the job. I don't think you should promote based on race or gender... More
Answered By: Robyn - 4/10/2009
 
"but everyone knows that there are more capable male staff who are better and more capable than her to take that job." You always pick person with best brains, skills and knowledge for the part bar none.
Answered By: John W - 4/10/2009
 
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