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Women in decision-making // Update

[Brussels, 2 September 2016] Over the summer, the Vice President of the European Commission, Kristalina Georgieva, who is responsible for the Commission’s Human Resources, took a firm stance for gender equality within the commission by saying that unless more top jobs were given to women within the Commission, she would ensure a freeze on the hiring of men for top jobs. In response, EWL welcomed her determined, principled and action-oriented stance on the need for gender parity in management positions in a letter.

Are you looking for a good read on the state of women on boards in Europe? European Women on Boards have recently launched an interesting report Gender Diversity on European Boards: Realising Europe’s Potential: Experiences and Best Practices based on interviews with a number of business executives from across Europe outlining their experiences of working towards gender equality in their organisations.

Our work on women in decision-making this autumn focuses on getting the recently established working group on women in political decision-making going full-speed, and for the working group to start strategizing towards the European elections in 2019 - as well as towards national elections. In terms of events, an exciting transatlantic exchange - in cooperation with the Reflective Democracy campaign in the US and the German Marshall Fund - between US and EU experts in the field of women in politics will take place in Brussels November 30-December 2.

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