Message by Viviane Reding on the proposal of the EC aimed at increasing gender equality in the boardrooms of listed companies

Type: Message   Reference: I-075220   Duration: 10:00:00  Lieu:
End production: 14/11/2012
On 14 November 2012, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, announced the proposal of the EC to increase gender equality in top positions in Europe's biggest companies. The proposed Directive sets an objective of a 40% presence of women among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges.

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10:00:00 Message by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, (in ENGLISH): Today is a historic day for women. After decades of empty promises and failed attempts at self-regulation, women only represent 14% of company board members, a shocking waste of talent when you think that 60% of university graduates are female. That is why today the Commission is presenting EU legislation to smash the glass ceiling that keeps women out of top jobs. By 2020, women will make up 40% of company boards. 00:00:47
10:00:00 Message by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, (in ENGLISH): Today is a historic day for women. After decades of empty promises and failed attempts at self-regulation, women only represent 14% of company board members, a shocking waste of talent when you think that 60% of university graduates are female. That is why today the Commission is presenting EU legislation to smash the glass ceiling that keeps women out of top jobs. By 2020, women will make up 40% of company boards. 00:00:52
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