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‚mothers quota’ – Is this the right way?


Last week Hilke Brockmann, German professor in sociology, started a discussion about a ‘mothers quota’. Regarding to the 45 year old mother of two a quota for mothers in politics and business would lead to a more family-friendly labor organization ... read more

Women’s Quota for Public Service in France

On behalf of the Prime Minister of Sweden, Frederik Reinfeldt, nine European leaders have met on February 9, 2012 as part of the “Northern Futures Forum” to discuss the increase of women in leadership positions. ... read more

Women missing in Davos

Each year, the global elite consisting of prime ministers, bankers, business tycoons and other movers are coming together at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of ... read more

Women’s Quota in summer high / Frauenquote im Sommerhoch

Here we go again. As a proven remedy to bridge the summer slump during the summer break of political news, the women’s quota discussion provides the same entertainment factor as it already did at the beginning of the year. But, ... read more

Diversity – a issue for German students / Diversity hat Bedeutung für unsere Studenten

 The 8th Continental Student survey showed that the German discussion about a women’s quota in management positions has left marks with female students. The representative survey amongst 1.000 Students ask for their views on career, labor market and university topics. ... read more

EU green paper for women’s quota / EU legt Grünbuch zur Frauenquote vor

 “It is necessary to consider a female quota in order to enhance gender equality”, this is an excerpt from the so-called green paper of the Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier. This consultation paper, which should have been agreed on by ... read more

Done Deal: Female quota in Austria / Beschlossenen Sache: Frauenquote in Österreich

On 15th March 2011 the Austrian government agreed on a female quota for supervisory boards in companies which are close to the state. A 35 percent quota is to be achieved by 2018. Below some press articles on that decision: ... read more

Is it all just symbolic politics? / Alles symbolische Politik?

As compared to international standards German DAX companies only show a minor share of women in top positions. Thus, there were intensive public discussions if this low female quota could be judged as discrimination of women. There can be registered ... read more