Difference between Gender Equality and Gender Diversity. What do you mean a European Overview? A Literature review


  • Stefano de Nichilo Lectures University of Cagliari


Keywords: gender equality, gender quotas, gender diversity, performance, gender studies, board of directors.


The number of women in the boards of directors has increased in a lot in international firms, in recent years, with the help of the gender quotas, but we do not know whether this fact leads to an increase in gender equality. Based on a literature review about gender diversity, business performance and perceived gender equality. The present research investigates if perceived gender equality is present in the European Union and other country, which are subjected to mandatory gender quotas, analyzing if differences between men and women exist. This paper contributes to expand the literature review emphasizing the relevance to identifying the presence of gender equality, to a better understanding of the perceptions within the boards of directors and to the differences between the two genders.


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de Nichilo, S. (2022). Difference between Gender Equality and Gender Diversity. What do you mean a European Overview? A Literature review. European Journal of Volunteering and Community-Based Projects, 1(2), 5-20. Retrieved from https://pkp.odvcasarcobaleno.it/index.php/ejvcbp/article/view/65