In an attempt to address the lack of females in decision-making positions in companies, many countries have introduced mandated quotas for boardroom membership. Norway became the first country in the world to introduce a female boardroom quota and it has proven extremely successful. Today, women account for 39 percent of Norwegian boardrooms, a figure that has been consistently higher than other developed countries. The U.S. has some catching up to do with women accounting for only 12 percent of boardroom membership.
This chart shows female boardroom representation in selected countries.
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