EU mulls gender quotas in boardrooms

Governments asked to approve 40 percent quota to favour women over equally qualified men as executives.

    In a bid to achieve greater gender equality in boardrooms, the executive body of the European Union is asking governments to approve rules for a 40 percent quota to favour women over equally qualified men for supervisory board seats.

    Several European countries, including Sweden, have voluntary regulations in place.

    Even so, the gender gap remains prevalent in many European countries..

    Al Jazeera's Linda Nyberg reports from Stockholm, Sweden.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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