many talented women deserve to become a manager
No one can ignore the fact that companies even in developed countries are less inclined to put female in high-level positions and it maybe seems quite reasonable at first. One can reason that women have the pregnancy leave, they have a family to manage, and therefore they have enough responsibilities and will not do great in high-level positions. But if we look deeper, eliminating the chance of women getting high-level positions will leave us with only half of the talent pool. So I strongly agree that companies should allocate a certain percentage of the high-level positions to women.
There is a general idea that women are the second gender, and they are not able to do complicated tasks. When it comes to workplace, the same idea is preventing women from taking high level positions. But since there is no empirical evidence on the relationship between gender and ability to perform in high-level positions, companies can't recruit based on the gender.
On the other hand, it is vital for a company to recruit based on capabilities of the employee. Capability of a person is determined by his or her knowledge, skills & attitudes. When companies don't consider women for high-level positions, without no reason, they are putting aside half of capable perspectives.
Lastly, there are some women already working for the company. They constitute a very important resource that company spends a lot of time and money to train them. If the company is not even considering promoting them to the higher-level positions, obviously it is wasting its resources.
Overall, I agree that companies should rethink human resource allocation to consider recruiting more women in high-level position. Because gender shouldn't be a criterion for recruiting and companies, and other factors such as knowledge, skills, and attitudes should be considered. This way the companies can benefit from the whole talent pool.