The proportion of women on Belgian administration councils has now reached 27%, according to L’Echo and De TIjd journalists. That’s practically four times more than 10 years ago. The journalists looked at more than 1,091 mandates at 124 companies.
Mediafin journalists rank the administrators currently sitting on councils at Euronext Brussels companies every two years. They are awarded points according to the size of the company and their role.
In 2002, only two women were in the top 100. Women are critically under-represented on administration councils.
A quota law was introduced in 2011 and now at least one third of administrators have to be women.
The previous ranking table showed 23% of administrator mandates were held by women. It’s increased to 27% in 2018. Five women are in the top 20 and 31 are in the top 100, which is nine more than 2 years ago.
The highest ranked woman is Evelyne de Monceau (7th), who has important mandates at pharmaceutical company UCB, Solvay and Tubize.