What a week! It’s not often that things move so fast… but with today’s decision by the Dutch cabinet to nominate Neelie Kroes for a second term, and the earlier nomination of Connie Hedegaard there are currently 9 female nominees. Since the low point last week – 3 nominees – the 6 of the subsequent 7 nominations have all been women. So far the 9 are Jeleva, Vassiliou, Hedegaard, Danamaki, Geoghegan-Quinn, Reding, Kroes, Malmström, Ashton. Female candidates nominated so far are denoted by the small nominated logo displayed on the list of Female Commissioners.
So the aim of the campaign has been achieved!
OK, we don’t know how much our little web campaign helped. Perhaps we were pushing at an open door. But all the fuss made around the gender question and the top jobs undoubtedly played a role, and we’re happy to have done a little bit towards that aim.