Closing the Gender Gap European Commission Calls for Quotas

The European Commission has agreed to a gender quota for the boards of corporations across the Continent. The proposal faces a tough approval process in Brussels, but should it pass, 5,000 publicly traded companies would have to guarantee that 40 percent of their non-executive board posts be filled by women by 2020.
Closing the gender gap: European Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding is calling for at least 40 percent of all non-executive board seats in Europe to be filled by women.

Closing the gender gap: European Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding is calling for at least 40 percent of all non-executive board seats in Europe to be filled by women.

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