Europe registers a 15.8% rise of share of women on company boards

According to the mid-term figures on the share of women on boards in publicly listed companies, released by the EU Commission in late January 2013 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, there is a notable increase of 15.8% in the number of women on boards (up from 13.7% in January 2012). Only three EU countries have failed to achieve any progress from previous figures - Bulgaria, Poland and Ireland.
Vice-President and EU's Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding regarded the increase as a visible proof of the effect of regulatory pressure declaring that “Companies are finally starting to understand that if they want to remain competitive in an ageing society they cannot afford to ignore female talent: 60% of university graduates are women."
Further information at http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-51_en.htm