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Economy & Jobs 27-06-2017

Women’s Forum chief: EU should stop infighting and regain ambition

At a time of deep reflection on the future of the EU, the executive president of the Women’s Forum insisted Europe should regain its ambition, adding that the biggest market in the world and its well-educated labour force have enormous potential.

Jourová: I got to the Commission because of a quota

Věra Jourová said she feels more comfortable working as a female member of the European Commission than she did as a Czech government minister.
Economy & Jobs 03-06-2015

A call to Europe to put gender equality at the top of the agenda

"If it takes two to tango, it also takes both women & men to make an equal society," said British TV presenter and vocal campaigner for women's rights and gender equality Mariella Frostrup.
Technology 24-04-2015

ICT is for women, too

Acknowledging the gender issue sporadically in a male-dominated ICT sector is no longer enough if businesses are serious about bridging the gender gap, writes Afke Schaart.

Gender equality: Let’s get our house in order

SPECIAL REPORT / Public administrations everywhere in Europe need to be more in tune with the people they serve and use the full potential of both men and women, writes Kristalina Georgieva in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV.

Germany debates bill to set gender quota on corporate boards

SPECIAL REPORT / A bill to introduce a quota for women in corporate leadership positions is up for approval in the Bundestag. Politicians, employees and unions are criticising the measure, saying it is full of gaps, even calling it unconstitutional. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Priorities 2020 29-01-2015

Georgieva to push for 40% women in Commission’s top positions

In a move to bring more gender balance to EU institutions, the European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources, Kristalina Georgieva, promised to boost the number of women in top positions to 40% by the end of her mandate.

Female leadership is a must, not an option

To stay competitive on a global scale, the European Union needs to mobilize the untapped potential and talent of women in all spheres, write a number of women leaders, after launching the EU Women Caucus on 2 December, 2014.
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Economy & Jobs 13-11-2014

Growth Through Skills and Diversity

Jobs in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are expected to continue to grow. But the skills in supply are not matching the demand. Especially women’s STEM participation rates have been in decline since the 1980s resulting in a potential shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2020. Action is needed.
Licia Ronzulli

EU foot-dragging on women’s rights

Women are more represented in the European Parliament than in most national parliaments, but feminists call for radical measures, and criticise EU austerity policies which have hurt women more than men. EURACTIV France reports.

‘Female Davos’ backs women quotas on company boards

Despite obvious progress in past decades, participants in the Women’s Forum, also known as the ‘female Davos’, told EU Parliament delegates that more radical solutions were needed to bridge the gender gap.

Time for a European 50-50 Act?

In 1988, the United States' Women's Business Ownership Act enabled women for the first time to have a level playing field when it came to setting up in business. Flo Clucas makes the case for a similar act for Europe.

German parties agree to introduce quota for women on boards

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed on Monday (18 November) to introduce legislation requiring German companies to allot 30% of their non-executive board seats to women from 2016.
Brexit 15-04-2013

UK threatens firms with gender quotas as women’s appointments fall

SPECIAL REPORT / The British government, which has staunchly opposed EU efforts to set gender quotas for corporate management, has warned it could introduce quotas if British companies fail to appoint more women to their boards.

Grybauskait?: Women’s quota should be the last resort

Traditional gender stereotypes are still alive in many countries, but leaders have to make an effort to allow women to participate and contribute to the well-being of nations, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait?. She told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview that quotas should be the last resort.

EU to go for 40% gender quota on company boards

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding will propose decisive legislative action on gender quotas for corporate boards next month, after her calls to take voluntary steps to increase the number of women on boards to 40% by 2020 failed to deliver tangible results.