Germany Late To The Corporate Gender-Quota Party
Germany's planning on following the example of Norway and Spain, among others, by implementing quotas for women in business leadership positions.By Sebastian Martinez | November 26, 2014
Angela Merkel and Germany are following the example of some of their European neighbors and plan to implement quotas for women in boardroom positions — a move that's not without its critics.
Speaking before the German parliament, Merkel voiced her support for a new law, which would require that almost one third of the board positions at Germany's biggest companies be women by 2016. (Video via Phoenix)
The push to get more women in leadership positions is nothing new, but it's notable that Germany — the biggest economy in Europe — is only now getting around to the quota system, almost a decade after one was first implemented by Norway in the last decade. (Video via Deutsche Welle)