Women on the Board Pledge for Europe
"I want to send a clear message to corporate Europe: women mean business"
Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner
Companies across Europe are picking up this message and deciding for themselves how to improve the gender balance, recruit more female talent and benefit from a potential source of sustainable growth.
In 2010, women on average made up 12% of board members in the biggest publicly-listed companies across the EU. Only 3% were board chairs.
How will your company increase the number of women in top positions? Sign the pledge and send it to the address at the bottom of the form.
See who has signed the pledge so far (last updated 21/02/2012)
- EADA (Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración) [58 KB]
- Vidachim AD, Vidin [113 KB]
- Yuri Gagarin PLC, Plovdiv [86 KB]
- Hydro Pneumo Tchnica AD, Kazanluk [103 KB]
- Plant of Large Dimension Machine Tools AD, Pernik [80 KB]
- Drujba Glassworks SA, Sofia [177 KB]
- Asenova Krepost AD, Asenovgrad [73 KB]
- Vaptzarov Holding JSC, Sofia [104 KB]
- Kozloduy NPP PLC, Kozloduy [140 KB]
- Maritsa East 2 EAD Thermal Power Plant, Kovachevo village [134 KB]
- Vazovski Mashinostoitelni Zavodi (VMZ Co.), Sopot [96 KB]
- The Bulgarian National Wine and Spirituous beverages Institute Ltd, Sofia [129 KB]
- Electricity system operator EAD, Sofia [95 KB]
- Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency EAD [97 KB]
- Banco Comercial Português [379 KB]
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- Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli" [295 KB]
- LVMH [161 KB]
- Schellter Strategy Consulting [76 KB]
- Trofoditiki Aigaiou [4 MB]
- G. Leoussis [142 KB]
- Kallimanis [37 KB]
- FES Consulting [80 KB]
- Guerlain [86 KB]
Vice-President Reding recently complemented her initiative to obtain more gender balance in European boardrooms by joining together with Europe’s leading business schools and female leaders on Corporate Boards to support their launch of a “Call to Action” to shatter the glass ceilings which impede senior women executives from acceding to corporate boardroom seats throughout Europe.
"Business schools hold the key to helping to increase the number of female leaders – they are the ones who can make women "boardable". I am encouraged by the example they are setting with their Call to Action as it shows that the education sector is strongly committed to the challenge of bringing more women to the very top. I strongly support this effort and I will now look to Europe's Corporate Chairs to fulfil their responsibilities," said the Vice-President.