Women on Board in Italy: The Pressure of Public Policies

  • Alessandra Rigolini
  • Morten Huse


In Italy, the so-called Golfo Mosca Law was implemented in 2012. Since its introduction, Italy has been among the countries making the most significant progress in terms of getting women on corporate boards. This law is characterised by a strong pressure through a sanction system, but it has a temporary validity. The aim of this chapter is to show the development of the gender balance initiatives and the effect of the quota law on boards in Italy. In order to understand the progress of the gender public policies in Italy, we also show the development of Italy’s political and economic environment, and we present the main characteristics of the corporate governance system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandra Rigolini
    • 1
  • Morten Huse
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway

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