Workshop on Gender Balance in Corporate Boards and Top-Management - Member States without Legislation on Quotas: Three Case Studies

15-03-2013

The majority of the EU Member States does not have a legislation imposing a gender quota in corporate boards and top-management. The following notes present the main characteristics of the national situations regarding the gender balance in top management positions and corporate board diversity in three of these Member States: UK, Germany and Hungary. They analyse the corporate governance policy and the obstacles to a better gender diversity.

The majority of the EU Member States does not have a legislation imposing a gender quota in corporate boards and top-management. The following notes present the main characteristics of the national situations regarding the gender balance in top management positions and corporate board diversity in three of these Member States: UK, Germany and Hungary. They analyse the corporate governance policy and the obstacles to a better gender diversity.

External author

Elena Doldor (Gender balance on corporate boards in the UK: state of play and prospects for change) , Katja Langenbucher (Legal aspects of gender balance on corporate boards in Germany) and Beáta Nagy (Gender on corporate boards and in top management in Hungary)