I don't understand this response. I took the time to provide relevant details, including the current compositon of the company. If there were a large disparity of women in the company, I wouldn't think it's odd they were looking to hire women, but that is not the case here so I don't see who affirmative action comes into play. The last time I checked, any company with more then 15 employees has to follow Federal Law regarding employment hiring practices and discrimination, which means males cannot be passed over for a female (both doing the same job; same qualifications; same work history; etc). This is not a job title where the company can show the job needs to be done by a woman so there is no rationale. And the Big 4 can't be sued for employement law violations? This is news to me.