On June 12 2012, Caroline Wunnerlich, Managing Director of Fleishman-Hillard in Brussels, was invited to bring her European expertise to a panel discussion on improving the gender balance on corporate boards in the UK and across Europe. The discussion was hosted by the British organisation ‘The 30% Club’, a group of Chairmen voluntarily committed to bringing more women onto UK corporate boards.
Caroline offered a European perspective on improving gender balance on corporate boards, discussing the European Commission’s consultation on increasing women’s participation on corporate boards and whether it will take mandatory legislative measures to increase female participation, including binding quotas.
At present, the average number of female board members in the largest companies listed in the EU is only 13.7 %.
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