Diversity in the boardroom: Time to accelerate
Summary of SER-advisory report. Dutch corporate boards have few women or people with a non-western migration background as members.
At the request of the Dutch Government, the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands has issued the advisory report Diversity in the boardroom: Time to accelerate (original title: Diversiteit in de top. Tijd voor versnelling), which discusses the obstacles to greater cultural and gender diversity in the boardroom and possible solutions.
Few women or people with a non-western migration background in Dutch boardrooms
‘Women on boards’ has been a hot topic in recent years, and there has been growing interest in cultural diversity in companies. While a small number of them are trendsetters, most companies have made little progress in this regard. The Netherlands has fewer women in management positions than many other European countries. Many people with an non-western migration background (i.e. at least one parent was born in a non-western country) have trouble moving up the ranks to a more senior position.