Challenge we are addressing
The economy and society continue to suffer from an underrepresentation of women in leadership and on the boards of directors.
Women still account for only 7% of board chairs and presidencies, 6% of chief executives, and only 21.7% of members of boards in the largest companies. So, even though progress has been made, Europe is still a long way off from achieving not only the Commission’s target quota of 40% of women on boards but also of having women in leadership positions within those boards. In addition, in the European Union there are only four countries where boards of directors have at least 30% women.
EWoB has developed its WELP program to facilitate the change towards gender equality in decision-making. WELP is offering educational content focusing on leadership and digital agenda, addressing the most obvious gaps in enabling female professionals to reach the top of their careers. Furthermore, WELP is introducing EWoB´s Gender Diversity Index, measuring the attainment of various diversity and inclusion indexes on the company and sector level, across the European Union.
Grant number 831592 – WELP – Call: REC-AG-2018
3 connected pillars of the WELP program
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