Ten years after the adoption of the Copé-Zimmermann law, which imposed quotas for women on the boards of directors of companies, the latter now occupy more than 45% of the seats of directors. But the government wants to go further and feminize the governing bodies.

On January 27, France celebrates ten years of the Copé-Zimmermann law, a law that accelerated the feminization of boards of directors in large French companies.

« We can again recruit men for a board of directors, blows a head hunter. We are no longer instructed to find a woman first. In these supervisory bodies of SBF 120 companies, parity is now very real. Women hold 45.8% of directorships, against 12.5% ​​in 2010, according to Ethics & Boards, a firm that scrutinizes the governance of listed companies.

This progress, they owe it to the Copé-Zimmermann law, promulgated on January 27, 2011. This text set a quota of 40% of female directors by 2017, with a first step of 20% in 2014. A real success . In 2021, more than twenty companies have at least 50% of women directors, Sodexo, Kering, Ipsos or CGG even showing a feminization rate of 60%.