Efforts to boost the number of women in top jobs at the Netherlands biggest firms are failing, according to an interim assessment by the SCP socio-cultural planning office and national statistics office CBS.
Women held just 9% of the top jobs at the country’s 100 biggest firms in 2009, the research showed. The government’s official target is 20%.
However, the number of women in important government positions reached 25% in 2009, two years ahead of target.
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