"Men still dominate boardrooms in automotive industry" (Sept. 26) supports the idea that automotive companies are not doing a good job of placing women in board positions and that that poor performance is placing our automotive companies at a competitive disadvantage.
Toyota, Honda and DaimlerChrysler do not have women board members, but they are performing much better than some companies that do have them.
Arbitrary quotas for women board members, such as Norway has imposed on its companies, create the same type of discrimination that quotas are trying to correct.
Companies should get the best board members possible without consideration of gender. Doing anything else will place us at a competitive disadvantage in a highly competitive global industry.