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Another step towards improving gender equality

The European Parliament approved a directive introducing the representation of women in the management of top companies listed on the European stock exchange.

The EU's top corporate bodies are characterized by a persistent gender imbalance, as evidenced by the fact that only 13.7% of senior positions in the largest listed companies are currently held by women (15% for non-executive directors).Compared to other areas of society, especially the public sector, the underrepresentation of women on the boards of listed companies is particularly pronounced.The aim of the proposal is to substantially increase the number of women in senior corporate bodies across the EU by setting a minimum target of 40% participation of the underrepresented gender among non-executive directors of listed companies.You can read more in the proposal itself at


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