Gender quotas in EU countries are a great example to fight gender inequality

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.