Czech government backs more women on company boards

The Czech government on Wednesday approved moves by the European Commission to increase the representation of women on the supervisory boards of big companies. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on his Twitter account that the vote was not unanimous. The European Commission proposal is being piloted by Czech Commissioner Věra Jourová and was presented by her in Prague last month. The measure calls for at least 40 percent of women to be placed on management boards. That would be a major change for most Czech companies.

Author: Chris Johnstone