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Gender Equality in Top Management - Changing Practices in Economic Decision-Making (TASURI)

Tasuri

Gender equality in economic decision-making improves the quality and effectiveness of management in companies. Reinforcing equal gender representation in managerial positions can have a positive impact on companies' innovativeness and efficiency as well as their public image.

 By bringing the competences of both women and men into play, we can draw on all possible expertise and resources, promote diversity in the boardroom and also allow women to make their voices heard in economic decision-making. Equal opportunities for women and men is part of corporate social responsibility.

TASURI project supported the Government's Action Plan for Gender Equality

The measures proposed in the Gender Equality in Top Management - Changing Practices in Economic Decision-Making project of the Gender Equality Unit at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health supported the implementation of the Finnish Government's Action Plan for Gender Equality 2012-2015.

The project was co-funded by the European Union's Progress programme (Support for national actions for equality between women and men, in particular in economic decision-making). The TASURI project was launched on 1 November 2013 and it was concluded on 30 September 2015.

The project's objectives and reports

The aims of the TASURI project were

  • encouraging equal gender representation in senior corporate management and thus promoting career development for women and gender equality in working life.
  • developing equality statistics on senior corporate management and ensuring that they become well established
  • improving recruitment practices associated with management positions so that they give more weight to the perspective of gender equality, and
  • enhancing nation-wide collaboration between key actors and thus promoting gender equality in senior corporate management.

Results of the project

Two reports were commissioned during the project:

  • The statistical report collates statistics on the representation of men and women in senior corporate management positions. The report was launched in spring 2014, and its outcomes was published in 2015.
  • The qualitative report assesses recruitment practices associated with management positions in relation to their development needs and maps out the best practice for such recruitments. The qualitative assessment was commenced in autumn 2014, and its results was published in 2015.

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