Magdeburg, Germany/Friedrichshafen: study: Less women in leading positions in municipal companies

levels of management in local companies, according to a study in Germany as well as in Saxony-Anhalt continues to domains, often Men. Women have items in their

Magdeburg, Germany/Friedrichshafen: study: Less women in leading positions in municipal companies

levels of management in local companies, according to a study in Germany as well as in Saxony-Anhalt continues to domains, often Men. Women have items in their share of senior Management in 69 studied larger German cities in the past year, a minimum of 0.4 points, to 19.7 percent increase. This is evident from studies of the Zeppelin University of Friedrichshafen, with the involvement of 1469 companies. In Saxony-Anhalt even a decline of 21.5 percent in the previous year to 19.6% was recorded.

In the country during the investigation period in March/April of 2020, the differences in the proportion of female-occupied positions very large. In the German top group around the city of Magdeburg is located with 31.4 percent of women in the upper echelons. Hall comes according to the survey, 18.2 percent, Dessau-Roßlau to 14.3 percent. In Wittenberg, the proportion of women has remained at 8.3 per cent, and in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, not a woman found in the considered five companies in the previous year, a woman in a head, it had been for days.

A relatively high proportion of women in the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee or Board of management of municipal enterprises, the researchers were again in the city-States as well as in the evaluated cities in Saxony and Thuringia (the 24.7 percent), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (23.4 percent) and Brandenburg (22.5 percent). Overall, ten of the 14 cities with more than 30 per cent female occupied Top management positions in Eastern Germany.

Hesse (22.0 percent) and the Saarland (21,0) are also above the average. Marker lights are the evaluated cities in lower Saxony, Germany (13.0 percent), Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (10.4 per cent) and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (10.3 percent). "Overall, there is a clear difference between the East and the West, however, was reduced compared to previous years, more shows, therefore, continue", - stated in the study.

From the point of view of the authors to the study Director Ulf Papenfuß the recent decision by the Federal Cabinet adopted the first cross-departmental stresses the equality strategy, the importance of the topic. Among the objectives of the strategy, for example, to bring more women in leadership positions, to promote the compatibility of family and career, and to redistribute the care work between men and women fairer. The equality of men and women will be in all laws and funding programmes of the Federal government's stronger taken into account.

1469 public companies such as municipal utilities or hospitals in 69 cities were Examined. Were compared to city-States, the country's main cities and the four largest municipalities in the state.

dpa
Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 02:26

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