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Women On Boards: Moving From ‘Why’ To ‘How’

“It’s done,” tweeted Viviane Reding, vice president of the European Commission and European Union Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. In a move followed by business and political leaders around the world, the European Commission recently adopted her proposed European Union law which aims to attain a 40% “objective” of women in non-executive board member positions in large publicly listed companies by 2020.

EU Justice Commissioner Reding recently joined Forté Foundation’s Dec. 12th “Get on Board” event, hosted in our New York City US headquarters, to discuss next steps with this proposal, and reinforced she’s “very confident that this will be done” and will be discussed by European Parliament members who have to agree on the text.

Around the world, however, as the call for greater board diversity increases, we’re collectively just getting started.

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