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Women on Boards: Commission proposes 40% objective
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Published on 14-11-12

The European Commission has taken action to break the glass ceiling that continues to bar female talent from top positions in Europe’s biggest companies. The Commission has proposed legislation with the aim of attaining a 40% objective of the under-represented sex in non-executive board-member positions in publicly listed companies, with the exception of small and medium enterprises.

    Commissioner Viviane Reding

    Commissioner Viviane Reding

    Currently, boards are dominated by one gender: 85% of non-executive board members and 91.1% of executive board members are men, while women make up 15% and 8.9% respectively. In the UK, 18.7% of non-executive and 6.5% of executive board members are women.

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