New bill to help increase female representation on boards

Legislation to increase the number of women on public boards has been published.

The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill sets an objective for public boards that 50 per cent of non-executive members are women by 2022.

It will apply to certain public bodies, colleges and higher education Institutions in Scotland.

The Scottish Parliament Equality and Human Rights Committee has launched its call for evidence as part of its Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill. Read more here: http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Equal_Opps/General%20Documents/Gender_Rep_on_Public_Boards_Bill_call_for_evidence_20170623.pdf

 

 

 

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