Posts Tagged "EU female quota"

You know those quotas for female board members in Europe? They’re working

May 2016. If a goal of the quotas is to bring more women into the top ranks of business, they seem to be working. Norway was the first to introduce quotas for women in 2003. Iceland, Spain and France followed with 40% targets. Last year, Germany became the largest economy to impose a ...

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Materials and Photos from 2014 Conference

The 2014 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom was held on September 15 & 16, 2014 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The program, bios, speeches, essays and photos from the two-day session can be found in the drop down menu: Events > 2014 ...

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European Parliament Looking to Boost Ranks of Women on Boards of Listed Companies

06/05/2013:  In 2012, 13.7 percent of directors in corporate boards across the European Union were female, 15% of non-executive directors were women and the rate of women entering boards has been increasing at 0.6%. The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality are ...

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Europe helps boost global growth of women on boards, but Canada little changed

The Globe and Mail 05/01/2013: European countries have made significant progress in increasing the number of women on corporate boards, but Canada and other countries around the world have shown little change in advancing gender diversity. New York based GMI Ratings indicates that European countries like France, which is phasing ...

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MPs reject EU plan for quotas for women. Is that bad for business?

1/10/2013: The UK Parliament voted against the EU's quota plan, which would require companies listed on the stock exchange to have at least 40% women on their non-executive boards.  Although Conservative and Labor MP's agreed that such quotas should be enacted only by individual members states, Conservatives stressed the importance of ...

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Push for Gender Balance on Boards Gains Steam

New York Times 1/24/2013: Viviane Reding, the European Union justice commisioner known for her championing of gender quotas, says that the fact that the percentage of women on corporate boards in the EU is rising the fastest in a decade shows that the pressure is working.  Belgium, France, and Italy ...

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Text of the Reding EU Directive on Gender Quotas for Boards

11/14/2012: Here is the full text of the recent controversial EU "Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges and related measures." Read more.

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How did half the world’s population become a “diversity” problem?

11/13/2012: Kalita provides a brief, sardonic review of the current quota debate.  In Europe (where women hold an uninspiring 13.7% of board seats), the European Union has decided to tell companies that, as Kalita says, "It would be nice to have women on your boards. But you don’t have to do it." Read ...

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The 40% Rule: European Commission proposes new law for more women in the boardroom by 2020

The European Commission agreed to set a 2020 target of 40% non-executive female directors at publicly listed European companies with more than 250 employees and annual turnover of more than 50 million euros.  Implementation will be left to EU member states, and those whose measures are considered equal will not be expected to comply. Read ...

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EU Sees Wide Gender Gap On Corporate Boards

NPR 10/29/12: While Northern European nations rank at the top in terms of women's opportunities in education and health,in the business world, women only make up 13.7% of corporate boards. Many argue for quota systems to increase women's representation.Several of the EU governments, including Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands and ...

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