Why do equality issues continue to attract headlines? Because, unfortunately, women are still unrepresented at the highest levels of management tiers within organisations.
Despite a plethora of edicts, orders, policies and procedures at macro and micro-level the problem still persists. However, there are now serious noises within Germany that this problem must be addressed.
The development comes as a surprise as in July of this year Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, joined with Britain in voting against the European Commission’s proposal for a compulsory boardroom quota for women. This may have something to do with a desire to keep the Commission at bay in certain areas. However, in a positive mood for change, new proposals have brought about the ‘Frauenquota.’