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Germany pushes forward on equal opportunities issues

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.’

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