Overall, women in the top management of local companies are reported to be more under-represented. Their share increased compared with the spring of 2019 slightly by 0.4 percentage points to an average of 19.7 percent. Thus, 432 out of the total of 2196 leadership positions are occupied by female managers. "It is particularly remarkable in two aspects: in the group of the replacement of vacant positions, the proportion of women is only 22 percent. In some cities, increases were achieved in the representation, in many other representation has stagnated or even declined,“ explained study leader Ulf Papenfuß.
the leader was, once again, the Hessian city of Offenbach, with a female share of 56.5 percent in the upper echelons of local businesses. In the cities of Flensburg, Heidelberg, nine churches, and Bitterfeld-Wolfen, there were reported to be in the investigation period in March/April of 2020, however, no female executives.
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A relatively high proportion of women in the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee or Board of management of municipal enterprises, the researchers noted 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). A total of 10 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.Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 03:20