The aim of this project was to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions: in state enterprises, municipal companies, and private listed companies. We worked with system recommendations and strategic documents – the Action Plan for Balanced Representation of Women and Men in Decision-making Positions, the framework position for listed companies, or with the decision to support the issue at the level of government and individual cities. With private companies, we focused on the formulation and observance of voluntary commitments. We made use of the EU Diversity Charter (a strategic addition to the Diversity 2013+ Memorandum), to which more than 50 Czech employers have committed. We organised a campaign called “I’m Not Just Average”, a road show with accompanying events and, thanks to our Norwegian partner, we enabled representatives of Czech employers to visit key institutions in Norway. We have created an Index of Female Representation in Management and provided relevant data to the media, businesses and government. In cooperation with the publishers Economia, Mafra and other media, we have elicited renewed interest in the issue. We have also awarded the best companies and, in cooperation with the Minister of Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation, engaged businesses in the debate and direct review of the Action Plan. We will continue to run the Index, hold regular networking meetings for companies, work with cities, and expand the number of signatories of the EU Diversity Charter. The key objectives are sustainable thanks to the adoption of significant strategic documents by the Government of the Czech Republic.
Wepage of the project: www.byznysprospolecnost.cz.