1. The Public Limited Liability Companies Act of 13 June 1997 No.
45, § 6-11a. For a discussion of legislative measures enacted by EU
Member States addressing gender imbalance in corporate boardrooms
see, “Women in Economic Decision-Making in the EU: Progress
Report 2012,” http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/
2. “Gender Balance on Corporate Boards: Europe is Cracking the
Glass Ceiling,” October 2015, European Commission, http://
3. In 2012, women represented only 16% of boards within the largest
German companies. Source: European Commission, Database on women
and men in decision-making, as displayed in Women in Economic
Decision-Making the EU, ibid.
4. Dr. Dirk Schwenn. (August 7, 2015). “A Look at Diversity Beyond the
United States: Germany,” Wong-Fleming [Press release].
5. Gender Balance on Corporate Boards: Europe is Cracking the Glass
Ceiling, ibid. This growth is documented in the WoB Index published
by FidAR and found at www.fidar.de/webmedia/documents/wob-
6. Canadian Board Diversity Council, “2016 Annual Report Card,” www.
7. McKinsey & Co., “Women Matter: A Latin American Perspective,” http://
www.femtech.at/sites/default/files/ Women%20Matter%20Latin% 20
8. For an excellent discussion of gender diversity on Canadian boards,
see Davies Governance Insights 2016, 2016 Davies Ward Phillips &
Vineberg LLP, www.dwpv.com/en/Resources/Publications/2016/
9. 30% Club Canada, “Creating Stronger Business and a Stronger
Canada Through Better Gender Balance,” https://wcm.ca/
10. Mary Jo White, “Board Diversity Is the Right Thing to Do.” American
Banker, Sept. 25, 2016, www.americanbanker.com/opinion-board-diversity-is-the-right-thing-to-do-sec-chair-mary-jo-white
11. Olga Mack and Carly O’Halloran Alameda, “The Power of Being in the
Room: 4 Ways Attorneys Can Help Increase Boardroom Diversity.”
ACC Docket, October 24, 2016, www.accdocket.com/articles/4-ways-
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