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German DAX Companies Need Quota for Women, Minister Tells Bild

April 10, 2012

German Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen repeated her call for a mandatory quota for women on the management and supervisory boards of the country’s biggest companies, Bild-Zeitung reported.

While medium-sized German companies have increased the share of women in leading positions to 30 percent, exchange- listed companies have failed more than 10 years to promote an “adequate” number of women to top positions, the minister told the newspaper.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rainer Buergin in Berlin at rbuergin1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Hertling at jhertling@bloomberg.net


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