"There aren't that many women with the right credentials and depth of experience to sit on the board - the issues covered are extremely complex".
"I don't think women fit comfortably into the board environment".
"Most women don't want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board".
"All the 'good' women have already been snapped up".
"We have one woman already on the board, so we are done - it is someone else's turn".