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CorporateNovember 03, 2021

Wolters Kluwer #1 in The Netherlands for gender equality

Wolters Kluwer is proud to share that we are the #1 company in the Netherlands for gender equality. Research done by Equileap among the 100 largest publicly-traded companies in the country resulted in a gender equality score of 71% for Wolters Kluwer.

According to the research, Wolters Kluwer is the only company that has achieved gender balance (40-60%) across all four levels (supervisory board, executive team, senior management, and workforce). Furthermore, we are one of only three publicly traded companies with a female CEO.

Jessica Economos, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Wolters Kluwer, says: “This is a great recognition for our long-term commitment to gender equality, not only in The Netherlands but also globally. We believe that diversity drives better performance and helps us deliver deep impact in the moments that matter. We continue to take actions to further our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across our organization.”

This award is in addition to the other recognition Wolters Kluwer has received this year, including the Top Workplace award and several personal awards some of our female executives have received this year.

Equileap is the leading organization providing data and insights on gender equality in the corporate sector. Their Dutch Report on Gender Equality, commissioned by Women Win/Win-Win Strategies, analyses the 100 largest public companies in the country across 19 criteria, from diversity at all levels to the gender pay gap, paternity and anti-sexual harassment policies. The research is part of the ‘Building Bridges for Women’s Economic Empowerment’ program, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read the full report: Equileap Dutch Report 2021

Read more about diversity at Wolters Kluwer: Diversity matters

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (EURONEXT: WKL) is a global leader in information, software solutions and services for professionals in healthcare; tax and accounting; financial and corporate compliance; legal and regulatory; corporate performance and ESG. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with technology and services.

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Paul Lyon
Paul Lyon

Senior Director, External Communications: Global Branding & Communications

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