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Women on Boards in Europe: From a Snail’s Pace to a Giant Leap? (2012)

EWL Report on Progress, Gaps and Good Practice

Posted on 29 February 2012

[Brussels, 29 February 2012] Decisive intervention makes a difference in increasing the representation of women in company boards, reveals the European Women’s Lobby’s new report on progress, gaps and good practice as regard to women on boards in Europe.

The report, entitled ‘Women on Boards in Europe – From a Snail’s Pace to a Giant Leap?’ assessess the current situation and progress in ten European countries. It provides a comprehensive overview of the measures adopted in the recent years at national level to increase the representation of women in the boardrooms.

Based on the analysis of what has already been done, the report proposes how legislation and other policies could be made more effective – both at the EU level and at national level.

The findings of the EWL’s report can help us reach equal representation of women and men in boardrooms across Europe - sooner than in the 50 years time it would take with the current rate of progress.

Download the EWL report here.

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