The 30% Club – a global initiative promoting the business aspect of diversity is launching in Poland. The goal of 30% Club Poland is to increase the representation of women to at least 30% of management and supervisory boards combined in 140 of the largest Polish listed companies by 2030. The campaign also has an intermediate goal of a threshold of 20% female participation in the governing bodies of WIG20, mWIG40 and sWIG80 companies by 2025 and the absence of all-male boards among those companies. At the end of 2020, the share of women on boards of those companies was only 15.5%. CEOs and chairs of listed companies or companies with more than 100 employees may join the initiative.
The first members to join the campaign in Poland were CEOs and Chairs of 13 companies (listed alphabetically): BASF Polska, Benefit Systems, Blue Media, Credit Suisse Poland, Emitel, IBM Poland and Baltics, Mastercard Europe Polish branch, Orange Polska, Ryvu Therapeutics, Siemens Polska, Société Générale Branch in Poland, Summa Linguae and Wirtualna Polska.