March 4, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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On the eve of International Women’s Day and as the UK examines its relationship with Europe and pushes its reform agenda, our panel of businesswomen and policy experts will debate what Europe can most usefully do to help women achieve their full potential in the 21st century and what is best left to national governments to pursue.
Denise Wilson, CEO, Women on Boards’ steering group (Davies review)
Jacqueline Minor, Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK
Amber Rudd MP, Assistant Government Whip and former PPS to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Baroness Mary Goudie, Labour Peer and founding member of The 30% Club
Emma Avignon, CEO, Mentore
Michelle Perry, Editor of CFO World
From equal pay to parental leave for fathers and controversial quotas for women on boards, the EU has been the source of many pieces of legislation aimed at furthering gender equality. A watered-down version of the proposal to impose 40 per cent female quotas on public companies’ boards has now been voted on by the European Parliament and the relevant EU ministers will discuss it again in early March.
To register please click the Register button here: http://www.bnegroup.org/events/view/what-can-europe-do-for-women/
Please note: This is a morning event and starts at 8:30am.