Gender Equity

I notice a recurring theme in response to "Why not more women on your board/in your company, etc.?". It's usually a defensive one and goes like this: The counter-arguments to gender diversification: 1. We have X% (usually a low %) 2. We have to hire the best 3. We couldn't find women 4. Then a strategic change of subject such as "Look at this group (usually one not in power like the junior people in an organization) is near gender parity."

It's frustrating progression that ultimately never actually addresses the issue.