Gender and Politics in the media

VIDEO: Get Women On Board! Campaign in favour of EU-wide boardroom quotas for women

EU delays vote on quotas for women in the boardroom Reuters UK STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – The European Commission on Tuesday postponed a vote on a plan to force companies to allot 40 percent of their board seats to women by 2020 as lawyers questioned its legality under EU rules.

Europe Postpones Vote on Gender Quota Plan New York Times Although the Parliament does not have the power to require that women be considered for E.C.B. board appointments and is supposed to play only an advisory role in such selections, a vote on Thursday against Mr. Mersch could further complicate the …

Get Women On Board! YouTube http://www.get-women-on This Green campaign supports the introduction of mandatory EU-wide quotas for the representation of women on executive boards. The voluntary approach to addressing one of the major remaining barriers to gender equality …

Should there be quotas for women on boards? BBC News Labour’s spokesperson on gender and equality in the European Parliament, Mary Honeyball, was positive about encouraging companies to recruit more women board members, arguing that the current system was not “working quickly enough” to get women …

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