What is PWN Romania's Women on Boards Program
A wide research shows that a broad set of business benefit is associated with gender diversity in corporate boards. This includes an improved financial performance and a shareholder value, an increased customer and employee satisfaction, an increased confidence of the investor and a better market knowledge and reputation.
Currently, women occupy only 15% of non-executive management positions in listed companies in the European Union and only 2% of them are CEOs. A negative aspect is noticed also in Romania, where even fewer women are breaking the glass and are promoted as Directors in Boards.
A holistic approach is required in order to support women into breaking the glass and develop their careers. Multiple stakeholders may contribute to this:
PWN Romania follows a systemic approach into supporting its individual members in this process of accelerating their careers. It gives mentoring, coaching and leadership training, assists companies in developing gender diversity programs and supports any public policy that aims to give women access to decision making positions.