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EWOB and Women on Boards Adria partner for greater gender balance in leadership

We are delighted to announce that EWOB and Women on Boards Adria (WOBA) are partnering to improve gender balance in leadership in the Adria region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia).

About Women on Boards Adria

Women on Boards Adria (WOBA) is a regional umbrella association for the promotion of gender equality at the decision-making level. Focused on the Adria region, WOBA works with the businesses, governments, and international institutions to promote greater gender diversity at the Board and C-Suite level. It focuses on the root causes of gender gaps in business leadership by breaking down barriers to boardroom entry and accelerating the pace at which women ascend to senior management positions. 

Our goal is to contribute to an increase in representation of women in boardrooms and executive positions of companies in the region, meeting the EU requirements stemming from the European Women on Boards Directive. 

At WOBA, we strongly believe that talent and ambition are equally distributed among individuals of all genders, and that the economic development and the success of the society as a whole greatly depends on gender equality.  We advocate for corresponding equal opportunities for men and women in senior positions, paving the way for women to achieve their full potential.

Why are we joining forces?

Women on Boards Adria (WOBA) is committed to promoting greater gender diversity at the Board and C-suite level of companies in the Adria region by working with businesses, governments, and international institutions. We cherish our partnership with European Women on Boards (EWOB) and are confident that, with the benefit of the expertise and support of EWOB, we can make a significant contribution to achieving more inclusive and gender-balanced leadership across the region in line with the best European practices and the provisions of the EU Women on Boards Directive.” –  Biljana Braithwaite, Chair of Women on Boards Adria.

“European Women on Boards (EWOB) has been contributing to gender diversity at the decision-making level in Europe for a decade, in particular via strong collaboration with national organisations who aim to improve the gender balance on corporate boards. We look forward to the positive impact coming from our new partnership with Women on Boards Adria thanks to joint initiatives in the region, best practice sharing with other European markets, and participation in our workgroup supporting the implementation of the Women on Boards Directive.“ – Silvia Wiesner, Chair of the Local Partnerships & Memberships Committee at EWOB