Towards a balanced composition?

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Will Dutch corporates manage to have 30 percent women in their executive and supervisory boards without government interference such as quotas? Dr Mijntje Luckerath-Rovers reviews a parliamentary amendment aimed at this ’30 percent goal.’ Last December the Dutch parliament agreed to an amendment (31 763, nr.14) that Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards of major companies (with 250 employees or more) must strike a ‘balance’ between men and women. ‘Balance,’ the bill shows, means that at least 30 percent of directors and supervisors are female and at least 30 percent are male. The remaining 40 percent may be chosen as desired from both genders.