|Publication date||27 September 2012|
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|ISBN/ISSN/other||978 90 377 0610 9|
Original title: Monitor Talent naar de Top 2011
Almost 200 businesses and non-profit organisations in the Netherlands have signed the Talent to the Top Charter since 2008. The purpose of the Charter is to increase the number of women in senior positions. Signing up to the Charter is voluntary, but carries obligations. Organisations which sign the Charter formulate targets for the number of women they would like to have in senior management positions within a given number of years and which measures they intend to take to achieve those targets. Charter signatories must report to the Talent to the Top Monitoring Committee each year on the progress they have made in increasing the number of women in (senior) management positions and the measures they have taken in this regard. This Talent to the Top Monitor 2011, which is published jointly by the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP and the Talent to the Top Monitoring Committee, shows that the number of women in senior positions in all Charter organisations together barely increased in 2011. On the other hand, more than half the Charter signatories did record an increase in the number of women in senior positions. Some signatories have already achieved their targets, while others have seen stagnation or even a reduction in the number of women at the top level.
Ans Merens is a researcher in the Emancipation, Youth and Family research group at SCP. Her research interests are in emancipation in a general sense and women in senior positions in particular.