More women in leadership positions

7 March 2018

But still room for improvement: European companies set targets


The 2018 edition of this annual report contains voluntary targets for women in leadership positions set by 34 ERT Member companies, together with figures on progress towards achieving these targets.

The report demonstrates that the companies’ initiatives have enabled more women to find their way towards leadership positions, but also that continued action and focus on diversity and gender equality remains essential. Compared to a chosen baseline year, mostly 2012, the average share of women in leadership roles has increased by 4,7 percentage points in Europe as shown in the table below:

Targets 2018

As a reminder, since 2012, ERT has published every year company specific targets and figures on the involvement of women in business to show member companies’ commitment to enhancing womens’ career opportunities. It is also in the interest of companies, and Europe’s prosperity, to better involve the vast female talent pool that is available.