Women and Men in Leadership Positions in the EU 2013

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Team IIThe European Commission has just published the report “Women and Men in Leadership Positions in the European Union 2013.”

The study looks at the number of women in leadership positions in the EU. Overall, women account for 16.6% of board members in the largest publicly listed companies in the EU.

The highest levels of female representation on boards are in Finland (29.1%) and Latvia (29%), followed by France (26.8%) and Sweden (26.5%).

While the Commission points to the evidence that more women are reaching top positions, it underlines the fact that more needs to be done to tackle a significant disparity across EU Member States.

Read the full text here.