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Belgium is falling short in its attempt to reduce inequality in the boardroom.
Belgium is falling short in its attempt to reduce inequality in the boardroom. Every year Trends magazine dishes out awards for Belgian Manager of the Year but with 9 out of 10 CEOs being male, Belgium is scoring worse in comparison to countries such as Iceland and Jamaica. Does Belgium have a women problem? Perhaps.
Only two women have won the prestigious Belgian Manager of the Year Award since its inception in 1985 and one of the winners, Rose Claeys, had to share the prize with her brother in law. A setback? Definitely. But not at all surprising when such a small percentage of women fill the highest management positions. In one year all boards of directors should have at least 30% female members so the uphill struggle starts now.