Merkel on women in the profession: parity is the goal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) continues to see pent-up demand for the equal opportunities of men and women in working life. "We have made good progress

Merkel on women in the profession: parity is the goal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) continues to see pent-up demand for the equal opportunities of men and women in working life. "We have made good progress, but we are not yet where we want to be: parity is the goal," Merkel said in a greeting aired on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Initiative to the boss. The Initiative is the chief thing for equality in the world of work.

In the current crisis, as a result of the Corona pandemic, it was "only a question of economic rationality is that women can develop their potentials", said Merkel more. In order to achieve equal opportunities, there would have to be but "still a culture change."

Merkel pointed out that flexible Work in the home office is not automatically a step towards greater equality of opportunity to mean. "Many working women would not confirm this in the face of a more effort in the childcare and the house work." The Chancellor is patron of the Initiative.

criticism of Supreme Federal authorities

Merkel also criticized the government of their own: In the Chancellery they had reached now a share of 50 percent, "the highest level of management". "In the Supreme Federal authorities overall, the proportion of women in management positions is growing, however, only sparse to 36 percent." Similar look it in the Supervisory boards of listed and co-determined companies. On the boards, the proportion of women was not even at eleven percent. If companies put as the target size for boards of Directors "zero percent" fixed, "then I have zero understanding of," said Merkel.

The Initiative matter is a consortium of companies, including Volkswagen , Siemens , IBM , Google , the web, Airbus , Allianz and BASF . Also, the Federal Ministry of defence is in the process.

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 08:20

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