Female Representation on German Corporate Boards

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From The Atlantic:

Last Monday, the 30 companies of Germany’s blue-chip DAX stock index pledged to increase the proportion of women in management positions. That’s news in itself. What’s most interesting, however, is what didn’thappen that day, and what some German politicians openly argue should have happened.

In the U.S., there’s a lot of hemming and hawing about the scarcity of female managers on Wall Street. * * *

Right now in Germany, the talk has pole-vaulted over the personal and the cultural to the legal. What Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen wants, and what she frankly seems pretty frustrated not yet to have gotten, going by her remarks to German television, are legally binding quotas.

Read the rest of the article here.

H/T Marie Newman

-Bridget Crawford

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