Poland, the largest of the Central and Eastern European member state of the European Union (EU), is expecting significant changes in the gender diversity of corporate governance, as the EU plans to implement a directive imposing a 40% quota system of female participation in boards of directors / supervisory boards of publicly listed companies.
Agnieszka Ploetzing, graduate of the School of American Law (SAL) – Gdansk and Ph.D. student at the University of Gdansk (Faculty of Social Sciences), Poland, conducted for Emerging Markets ESG a second survey of gender composition of management boards and supervisory boards of the twenty largest companies listed on the WIG20, the main, capitalization-weighted, index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). This survey analyzes data as of December 31, 2013. The inaugural survey analyzed data as of June 30, 2013.
The survey documents that women represent nine percent of management boards and 15% of supervisory boards of WIG20 companies on the record date of December 31, 2013.
In addition to reporting the survey results about gender diversity in senior management and on corporate boards of the largest listed companies in Poland, the article also reviews recent policy, regulation and research in Poland and across the EU.
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