Posts Tagged "Germany"

You know those quotas for female board members in Europe? They’re working

May 2016. If a goal of the quotas is to bring more women into the top ranks of business, they seem to be working. Norway was the first to introduce quotas for women in 2003. Iceland, Spain and France followed with 40% targets. Last year, Germany became the largest economy to impose a ...

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Germany: One of the Most Powerful Women in Germany Is Making a Comeback

May 2016. Three years ago, Regine Stachelhaus stepped down from her job running HR at the world’s largest investor-owned electric utility to care for her sick husband. At the time, Germany’s business community assumed that the move would mean the end of the career of one of the country’s most powerful ...

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Can Gender Quotas Get More Women Into Boardrooms?

July 2015. A new article from Bloomberg discusses the various strategies used around the world to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards. The author discusses the different levels of effectiveness with voluntary targets compared to mandatory quotas. Though there is hardly consensus between countries on how to diversify ...

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Germany: A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom

May 2015. A new German law, which was approved by the lower chamber of the Bundestag in March and went into effect on May 1st, requires the top 108 companies in the country to achieve 30% female board representation by 2016. Many are doubting whether corporate culture or German society will ...

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Germany: New Gender Quotas in Boardroom

March 2015. The New York Times reports on the new German law requiring that the boards of the largest German companies be made up of at least 30 percent women. Fewer than 20 percent of the seats on corporate boards in Germany are held by women. The measure passed by a clear ...

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Germany: Op-Ed Against Quota

March 2015. The Bloomberg View recently published an op-ed by Paula Dwyer on why German boards would do better without quotas. Dwyer argues that while diversifying corporate boards has been proven a successful strategy for for corporations, it should not be done via quotas. You can access the article here.

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Germany: 30 Percent Required on Corporate Boards

March 2015. Germany's new law requiring corporate board to be at least 30 percent women is making news around the world, including in the United Kingdom. The UK Progressive explains that the quota will apply to the country’s 100 biggest companies with a deadline of 2016. In those corporations, women currently ...

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Germany: Push to End Wage Gap

March 2015. Germany's government is considering a new bill that would promote wage equality between men and women. In Germany, women earn 22 percent less than men do, one of the worst rates in the European Union. The bill would help women push for wage equality by providing anonymous data to ...

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Germany: Long tug-of-war over quotas for women on corporate boards

March 2015. The German parliament recently approved a law requiring that 30% of seats on the boards of listed companies be set aside for women by 2016. This vote comes after a long debate over quotas in Germany that dates back to 2010. Germany now joins Norway and Belgium in ...

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Germany: Debate on Quotas

December 2014. Germany is considering a proposal to institute a quota requiring that, by 2016, 30 percent of non-executive supervisory board seats at 114 listed companies be held by women. The proposal is expected to be approved in January. In addition, smaller companies will be required to set goals for gender ...

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