EU project Promoting Women’s Leadership – Kick-off meeting

One of the conclusions of the 2012 CEC project on demographic change was that increasing the rate of female participation to the managerial workforce would help cushion the effects of demographic decline on the European population of managers.

CEC European Managers wants now to investigate the causes that prevent women from reaching management positions, and find best company practices to help society break the “glass ceiling”.

CEC European Managers has recently introduced an application for European support to develop a study focusing on these issues, and organize an international conference to discuss the first results and allow for an exchange of best practices between representatives of companies, social partners and institutions. Partners to the project are CFE-CGC, the French confederation of managers and professionals, Eurocadres, and Lederna, the Swedish confederation of managers.

On October 25 a kick-off meeting has been organized in Madrid. Around 50 participants, representatives of CEC European Managers Member Organizations and project partners, gathered to launch a first round of discussions.

You will find on this webpage all the relevant information concerning the further development of the project




Andreas Bücker – Introduction

Biographical notes of the speakers

Mirella Visser – Workshops – “Advancing women in managerial careers in corporations”

Sofia Falk – A practical example: the Swedish project “The Battle of the numbers”, Q&A