The Brexit and the new German government can turn out very well for the number of women in company boards, says Linda Senden, professor of European law and expert in gender equality law.
‘It is absolutely deplorable', Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven said, when she received the Business Monitor Top Women 2017. It is that bad in the Netherlands?
“The Netherlands wants to regulate the number of women at the top, but the situation is indeed bad. The target is a share of 30 percent women on the boards of directors and on the supervisory boards of large companies in 2019. But we are not going to achieve that, if in 2017 we barely reached 11.7 percent in the boards and 16.2 percent in the supervisory boards. If we still want to achieve 30 percent by 2019, things will drastically have to change in 2018 and I do not see that happening. "