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Italy introduces Women’s Quota / Italien führt Frauenquote ein

After two years of discussions the Italian Parliament approved a new law that establishes that as of 2015, 30% of board members of Public Companies should be women. (from 2012 to 2015 a transitional period will allow companies to become progressively compliant with the new law: e.g. in 2012 a 20% quotas should be attained.)

The law is meant to be temporary, in fact it will be applicable for 9 years, the time considered necessary to compensate the actual lack of women in top positions (the so called Glass Ceiling Effect).

1.700 CV have already been collected by Fondazione Belisario and the Head Hunters Heidrick&Struggles and Beyound International and after the screening 1.300 candidates resulted with the right skills and experiences to take over the board challenge.

It’s the first affirmative action ever applied in Italy, here below the comment of Lella Golfo, the politician which fight for the success of this proposal: “It was hard, many women were against my proposal but I believe that without this, the way to equal opportunity would have been too long. If the country wants to grow we cannot grant this without including women!”

After 2 years of discussions the Italian Parliament approved a new law that establishes that as of 2015 30% of board members of Public Companies should be women. (from 2012 to 2015 a transitional period will allow companies to become progressively compliant with the new law: e.g. in 2012 a 20% quotas should be attained.)

 The law is meant to be temporary, in fact it will be applicable for 9 years, the time considered necessary to compensate the actual lack of women in top positions (the so called Glass Ceiling Effect).

1.700 CV have already been collected by Fondazione Belisario and the Head Hunters Heidrick&Struggles and Beyound International and after the screening 1.300 candidates resulted with the right skills and experiences to take over the board challenge.

It’s the first affirmative action ever applied in Italy, here below the comment of Lella Golfo, the politician which fight for the success of this proposal: “It was hard, many women were against my proposal but I believe that without this, the way to equal opportunity would have been too long. If the country wants to grow we cannot grant this without including women!”

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