Photo Gallery: Gender Equality in Norway's Boardrooms 04/25/2010
 Since 2008, publicly listed companies in Norway have been required to have...
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Since 2008, publicly listed companies in Norway have been required to have women fill 40 percent of the seats on their supervisory boards. When the law was passed in 2003, many were skeptical. One CEO even quipped that hostess services would have to be contracted to help lawgivers reach their goal.