Only 28% of leadership roles and 34% of board positions in STOXX Europe 600 companies are held by women.
Despite a cultural push for gender equality across Europe and mandated boardroom quotas in some of the bloc’s biggest countries, women are still underrepresented in the upper echelons of corporate life.
The pandemic is also taking a toll. Women are now significantly more burned out from the “double double shift”, adding to the risk that they will retreat from management positions.
The Financial Times has partnered with the Luxembourg Times to present this conference on gender equality in business.
We explored the skills and strategies you need to get to the top; heard leadership lessons from some of Europe’s most powerful businesswomen; and discovered the practical and measurable actions companies can take to improve gender balance.
Stuck in the middle:
How to go from manager to leader
The skills that got you to where you are now may not be the ones you need to get to the next level. How can you act – and think – like a leader?
View from the top:
Leading through the pandemic
The pandemic has presented the ultimate leadership test for chief executives. How can you turn crisis into opportunity?
Beyond the rhetoric: The path to parity
How can companies take real action to improve gender balance? Business leaders share the best practices they’ve adopted and the challenges that still linger.
World-class business leaders and speakers
“The quality of the speakers was simply superb. It was the best event in recent years on Women and Careers.”
Women at the Top Luxembourg, June 2022
Stefan De Muynck
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