- 05 Oct 2015
Valeria Morosini and Aldo Palumbo, Partners at the law firm, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, will participate as speakers at the annual conference of the International Bar Association, taking place in Vienna until 9th October 2015.
Valeria Morosini, Officer of the Discrimination and Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), will take part today, 5th October, in the session «Removing the glass ceiling from above: diversity as a leadership challenge», which will analyse which structural and behavioural changes can be made in order to encourage equality between the sexes and the entrance of women in positions of leadership.
«The data that has been just published by the European Commission is comforting – comments Valeria Morosini – In Europe, there is an increase in the average of female representation in the boards of directors of the biggest listed companies, from 11.9% in 2010 to 20.2% in 2015. Naturally, however, the reality differs greatly from one country to another. Italy - which in 2011 introduced the so-called “pink quotas” by law - seems as if it can become a model for Europe. From the initial studies carried out by the Department of Equal Opportunities of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with the support of Bocconi University, it appears that female representation in boards of directors in our country has significantly increased; one of the biggest increases in Europe, from 6.8% in 2010 to almost 23% in 2015. What’s more, even the quality of governance has improved, bringing the level of education in boards of directors to a higher average, for both women and men.»
Aldo Palumbo will instead be one of the speakers at the session entitled, «Quotas, penalties and other approaches to disability equality: are they working and what is the best approach?» scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 7th October 2015. The session will focus on the impact of legislative and regulatory practices aimed at strengthening equality disability and the participants will discuss which actions are mainly applied and are actually effective.