I haven't seen this anywhere, but I though his comment about hiring women as Governor sounded a lot like affirmative action.
So, Romney stated that he was handed a list of the top qualified individuals for the various high level positions that he needed to fill. He just happened to notice that they were all men. So, he instructed his staff to compile a list of women that could fill in those positions.
In other words, he bypassed certain highly qualified individuals for the sole purpose of staffing a more diverse work force.