The European Parliament backed the European Commission's proposal on Wednesday (20 November) to increase the number of women in Europe's company boardrooms, which in 2013 stood at only 17.6% for non-executive boards.
MEPs backed on Monday a proposal by the European Commission to address the gender imbalance in top management jobs in Europe.
The new legislation would require most listed EU companies to make sure that 40% of all non-executive board members are women.
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