What Europe Can Teach the US About Gender in the Boardroom

By Muriel Jones on October 12, 2012

Smart organizations recognize that to be successful, they need to have an adequate supply of highly-competent, experienced women advancing into leadership roles. In her recent blog “What Europe Can Teach the US About Gender in the Boardroom”, Women in Leadership Institute faculty, Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, points out some  interesting trends coming from Europe regarding the advancement of women in organizations.

A proposal being drafted by the European Commission and expected to be formally introduced next month by Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights, and Citizenship, would force euro-zone companies larger than 250 employees or with more than €50 million in annual revenues to reserve at least 40% of their nonexecutive director board seats for women by 2020 or face fines and other sanctions. Read more>>

Meet economist and founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett in person at the Women in Leadership Institute this November 7-9 in San Francisco, or bring her live in your organization on December 13 with our Thought Leader Series.  Call 781-402-5555 for details.


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