Dutch women are stepping up in businesses
by FFE EU News staff
Trends in 35 Dutch companies are unanimous – women are slowly climbing the business ladder.
News daily Volksrant carried a research among the 35 top companies in Netherlands and came with the conclusion that the number of women in higher management grades has risen slightly over the past year.
The 1% increase is an encouraging sign, said the paper, because women in higher management pools can move to higher echelons.
The research also revealed that among the companies, there is a desire for a board consisting of 30% female members by 2016. But companies still have a long way to go, as of the 213 board members in the biggest companies, only 10 are women.
Publishing company Reed Elsevier performed the best in the research as almost half of their board members were female. Trailing behind are property investors Unibail Rodamco, human resource agency Randstad and supermarket group Ahold.