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Germany to introduce gender quotas

Newton cradle

As part of the discussions to form a new coalition government in Germany, the country’s two largest parties, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), seem to have agreed on a gender quota on company supervisory boards. ... read more

Same Sex Marriage


  Same Sex Marriage is a hot topic in Europe these days. Yesterday France’s National Assembly approved – after months of protests for and against it – a bill, which allows marriage as well as adopting children for same sex ... read more

Diversity and innovation – Germany’s Diversity Conference 2012

It took two days: Germany’s Diversity Conference 2012, co-hosted of a Berlin newspaper called “Der Tagesspiegel”, and the German Diversity Charter, an initiative founded from German companies which leads the discussion for diversity in politics, society and business. But for ... read more

Diversity in business, media and the urban society

Kirsten Sánchez Marín

Henkel supported WDR conference “Shaping Diversity – in Business, Media and Urban Society” with key note speech. ... read more

Companies Are Still Struggling with Boardroom Diversity!

(c) McKinsey

Two study series – one result: Companies are still struggling with boardroom diversity! McKinsey’s fifth “Women Matter” Study and the GMI “Women on Board” report reveal slow progress. ... read more

Summer Fairy Tale or Nightmare? / Sommermärchen oder Albtraum?

Normally fairy tales include both – really shady figures and some kind of fairy godmothers… Our fairy tale starts like this… Once upon a time there was a German “Sommermärchen” (Summer Fairy Tale) and the broken dream of winning the Soccer World Cup ... read more

Today is Boys’ Day! / Heute ist Boys’ Day!

Although boys have wide interests and skills their career choice as well as their life planning often is very traditional. In most cases they decide to carry on a typical “male profession” – and these male professions do not belong ... read more

Today it’s Equal Pay Day in Germany / Heute ist Equal Pay Day in Deutschland

 These days women are skilled just as well as men are – and even better. However, women earn an average of a lower level than men do – even by having the same profession and qualification. In recent years the ... read more