"By recognizing the diversity of the talents of men and women and ensuring gender equality, we can achieve a fairer, more prosperous society in Europe. This is something the European Commission is fighting for, but we also have to lead by example. That is why one of my responsibilities is to make sure that women represent 40% of the Commission's senior and middle management by the end of my mandate."
"In Europe, women and men should have the same rights under the same conditions to take care of a family and develop their professional careers."
""Good policy and decision making must take into consideration the perspective of all stakeholders. Women and man are equal stakeholders and consequently equal contributors to the formulation of policies and in decision making. It is important that obstacles for participation of women in policy and decision making are addressed and removed.""