The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality has brought the attached Press Release issued by the European Commission on the 1 March, 2011 to our attention:

“Following meetings today with business leaders and social partners on women in decision-making (see IP/11/242), EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding challenged publicly listed companies in Europe to sign a “Women on the Board Pledge for Europe” by March 2012. This pledge represents a voluntary commitment by publicly listed companies to increase women’s presence on corporate boards to 30% by 2015 and to 40% by 2020 (see Annex). It is open for signature by all publicly listed companies in Europe.”

You may Download full PR below:

Press Release – Women on the Board Pledge for Europe