Alison Smail of the New York Times reports on Germany’s plan to introduce a bill requiring the country’s top companies to have at least 30 percent women in their supervisory boards by 2016. In Europe, Norway was the first country to impose such quotas. France requires that 20 percent of non-executive director positions go to women; this figure will rise to 40 percent by 2017. The European Union itself is aiming for its non-executive board membership to be 40 percent women by 2020. More at www.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/world/europe/germany-to-mandate-womens-membership-on-corporate-boards.html.
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