Posts Tagged "EU"

UK: After Brexit, Women Take Charge in the UK

July 2016. After male politicians led the UK into Brexit, women are taking center-stage to clean up the mess. Theresa May is preparing to become the UK’s second female prime minister and has promised to take Britain out of the European Union. In Scotland, where the leaders of the three biggest parties ...

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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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New Study: Progress and Challenges for Women on Company Boards

April 2016. European Women on Boards ( EWoB) has published a major new report which examines the progress that women are making on the boards of the 600 largest European-listed companies. This comprehensive new study, undertaken in association with ISS, examines how gender diversity in European boardrooms has evolved over the ...

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Can Gender Quotas Get More Women Into Boardrooms?

July 2015. A new article from Bloomberg discusses the various strategies used around the world to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards. The author discusses the different levels of effectiveness with voluntary targets compared to mandatory quotas. Though there is hardly consensus between countries on how to diversify ...

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Germany: Op-Ed Against Quota

March 2015. The Bloomberg View recently published an op-ed by Paula Dwyer on why German boards would do better without quotas. Dwyer argues that while diversifying corporate boards has been proven a successful strategy for for corporations, it should not be done via quotas. You can access the article here.

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Germany: Push to End Wage Gap

March 2015. Germany's government is considering a new bill that would promote wage equality between men and women. In Germany, women earn 22 percent less than men do, one of the worst rates in the European Union. The bill would help women push for wage equality by providing anonymous data to ...

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Germany: Long tug-of-war over quotas for women on corporate boards

March 2015. The German parliament recently approved a law requiring that 30% of seats on the boards of listed companies be set aside for women by 2016. This vote comes after a long debate over quotas in Germany that dates back to 2010. Germany now joins Norway and Belgium in ...

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Catalyst: 2014 Report on Women in the Boardroom

January 2015. Catalyst issued its 2014 Census on women board directors on January 13. This year, the data are based upon the S&P 500, rather than the Fortune 500, as was done in prior years. Additionally, the data uses a new source: Catalyst partnered with The Data Morphosis Group to ...

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Egon Zehnder Report: European Board Diversity Analysis

October 2014. The 2014 Egon Zehnder European Board Diversity Analysis is now available. Among the report's findings are three main conclusions: (1) boards across Europe and in other select regions have become significantly more diverse in the past few years, primarily with regard to gender and nationality; (2) the representation ...

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European Commission Fact Sheet on Gender Balance on Corporate Boards

The European Commission published a fact sheet on gender balance on corporate boards, noting that Europe is helping to crack the glass ceiling. The full fact sheet can be viewed here: European Commission Fact Sheet on Gender Balance on Corporate Boards.

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