Latest update: 20/01/2010
Shaking up the corporate world
"A much needed electric shock". That's how one centre-right lawmaker describes a bill that's due to be discussed in the French Parliament on January the 20th. It aims to bring more women to French board rooms, and to iron out inequalities in the top echelons of power. Under the draft bill, companies listed on the Paris stock exchange would have to make sure at least 40 percent of their board members are women by the year 2016.