Municipal members of the Board: Where boss are more of a rarity

will calls While in parties and parliaments, currently, a greater participation of women, but of all places, by politicians controlled municipal companies are s

Municipal members of the Board: Where boss are more of a rarity

will calls While in parties and parliaments, currently, a greater participation of women, but of all places, by politicians controlled municipal companies are still only few female executives. Particularly bad in several major cities in the Rhine-Main Region, cut off as a current Federal government shows a wide study. Frankfurter establishments in the city, therefore, only on the proportion of women is 13 percent, Mainz is only nine percent. In Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, respectively, a fifth of the management is female, but this is still less than the Hessen average of 22 percent. Federal leader, however, is Offenbach. More than half of the leadership positions in municipal enterprises are female – there are nationwide and nowhere else.

Falk Heunemann

business editor of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

researchers at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen 1500 municipal companies analyzed in 69 cities. It was also differentiated by industry and size of operation. The result: The smaller and more social a company is, the more women there are at the top, where they are still in the minority. The highest shares of researchers found in the fields of Zoo and nature care, health, social Affairs and education, there are more than a quarter, sometimes even more than one-third of management are female. In the city, plants and waste companies, in contrast, are only nine percent. The long time comparison shows, moreover, that the proportion of women has increased in the past years. Vacant positions were filled in four of five cases, again with a man.

"The Figures show that – derived from the self-formulated goals – in many cities, as before, a great need for action," the authors write. Of a joint occupation, the tips of the municipal enterprises in particular are still far away. It was stopped in public companies, the policy to their function as role models and their influence as an owner to perceive, my the authors.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 14:20

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