Germany, for example, introduced gender quotas for corporate boards in the private sector in 2016, increasing the number of female board members.
In October 2020, women made up 29.5% of the largest listed companies boards.
Over 45% of France's company board members are women.
Sweden was also voted the best country for women in 2017.
Around 38 % of board members in Belgium, Italy, and Sweden are women, while at least one-third in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland are women.
Recently European Union states have agreed to a 'landmark' plan to set a 40% quota for women on corporate boards.