Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:16
Women in Dutch management roles on the rise
The number of women with senior management positions in the Netherlands is on the rise. This is according to a study done among almost 250 Dutch companies that signed the so-called Charter Talent to the Top, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the study, the share of women in management position at the companies who signed the Charter increased from 19.8 percent to 20.9 percent between 2013 and 2014. The target in the Netherlands is that companies' boards of directors and supervisory boards consist of 30 percent women. The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, annually assesses the law that governs this. The commission that is tracking the progress of the Charter Talent to the Top, which was set up in 2008, is urging politics to not slow down in encouraging companies to appoint more women in senior positions, RTL reports. "Keep going, continue with the policy and continue successful existing initiatives and encourage innovation", the commission says. According to the commission, this Charter is finally bearing fruit. Signatories of the Charter are preforming much better than companies that have not signed it. Of the signatories companies, nearly 44 percent of the boards of directors and 21 percent of the supervisory boards already meet the 30 percent women target. Compared to 9 and 11 percent respectively for companies who have not signed.