Lisa from Ulster Bank is our news watchdog on anything to do with women in business:
The British government has ruled out imposing quotas on companies to secure more places for women in the boardroom, while separately announcing that it will extend the right to request flexible working to all employees.
In a move aimed at getting more women into the workforce and encouraging men to take time off to care for children, a shared parental leave system will be adopted in the UK from 2015.
Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards: –
- Women in Business Award, Louise Phelan, Paypal.
- Public Life Award: Dr. Rhona Mahony, Holles Street,
- Katie Taylor – Women of the Year Award,
- Hall of Fame Award – Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness
The European Commission has dropped a plan to force firms to give 40% of non-executive board positions to women in favour of a less drastic obligation to favour female candidates where they are equally qualified.
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