The top ranks of American politics have historically been dominated by men, almost all of them white. That's now coming to an end.
Under the new draft law, German listed companies with more than three members will be obliged to have at least one woman.
Special uniforms have been designed for the new roster of employees and will allow them to choose between wearing a skirt or trousers in the driving seat.
"This fine is obviously absurd. What's more, it is unfair, irresponsible and dangerous," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has said.
With less than 25 per cent of influential positions filled by women, female climate leaders are concerned.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Wednesday, Brussels pledged that 85% of its aid projects will be about empowering women by 2025.
President Macron hailed the measure as "promoting equality between women and men" but some say it doesn't go nearly far enough to do so.