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Gender balanced scorecard – Where do top companies rank?


Once a year the consulting company 20-first has a look at the gender balance in the world’s top companies. Their gender balanced scorecard – this year published for the fourth time – gives a quick overview over of the gender ... read more

Henkel in the Management Board of the German Charter of Diversity


Recognition, appreciation and integration of diversity. These are essential requirements that are laid down in the German Charter of Diversity. Since the establishment of this initiative in December 2006, now more than 1300 companies and institutions have confessed to the ... read more

EU gender quota on board membership finally coming?


Viviane Reding, EU commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and citizenship, is drafting a proposal to enforce a gender quota on board membership: Listed companies should reserve 40 percent of their non-executive directorships for the under-represented sex. With an ongoing discussion ... read more

Better stock performance because of women in the board?

Female leadership style

Companies with at least one woman in the boardroom outperformed the ones who are solely led by men. At least this is a result of the recently published study “Gender diversity and corporate performance” conducted by Credit Suisse Research Institute. ... read more

Italy introduces Women’s Quota / Italien führt Frauenquote ein

After two years of discussions the Italian Parliament approved a new law that establishes that as of 2015, 30% of board members of Public Companies should be women. (from 2012 to 2015 a transitional period will allow companies to become progressively ... read more

More Diversity at DAX companies / Mehr Vielfalt in DAX-Konzernen

Last week, the leading german business magazines had some good news: the desire for more diversity in German boards has been fulfilled – at least partly. Research conducted by the consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners showed, that the share of ... read more

Men and Women think differently / Männer und Frauen denken anders

Why are there only few women in management positions in Germany? There is no satisfying answer to that question. Every scientist, women and economist have their own answer. The American neurobiologist Dr. Louann Brizandine gained attention for her approach to ... read more

Topless – German Boards without women? / “Oben ohne” – Deutsche Vorstände ohne Frauen?

One week ago Telekom’s HR board member Thomas Sattelberger announced a 30 percent quota for women in management position until 2015. An approach the majority of German’s Dax companies avoid until today. There intention is to get a higher share ... read more