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What can Europe do for women?

  • Mar 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.
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Please note: This is a morning event and starts at 8:30am.

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  • Paola B.

    Hello Geraldine, Maria S and Devrim, I look forward to meeting you on March 4. I have a favour to ask you, and any other member who might decide to join us in the course of the week: due to security rules at Europe House, our venue, it's important that anyone who thinks will attend register with the event organisers, here:
    Thank you very much in advance,

    February 25, 2014

  • Andrea

    amazed that someone goes for this women stuff - for me, I'm citizen, no matter if female or male :-)

    February 22, 2014

    • Maja

      Nobody goes for you Andrea. It is a matter of choice. I am first and foremost human yet I go to a lot of European events :)

      February 22, 2014

  • Paola B.

    The debate about EU reform, in/our referendum etc is dominated by men in suits. Very little is being said about the EU by women and about how reform or withdrawl would impact on women. But one person's red tape is another's maternity leave. And which gender equality measures are best implemented at Eu level, which should be driven by the nation state? So let's talk about it: what has and what should Europe do for women?

    February 21, 2014

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