In an opinion piece in newspaper Dagens Industri, the vice president of the European Commission, Viviane Reding, threatens to introduce a mandatory quotation programme by 2012. The goal is to have at least 30 percent women on every board by 2015. By 2020 it should be at least 40 percent.
In Sweden about one in five board members, or about 18 percent, are women. Research has shown that companies with a more equal set-up are more profitable.