Female Management Quotas

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that German telecommunications company, Deutsche Telekom set a 30% female management quota last week.  The company is looking to fill 30% of its middle- to upper-management positions worldwide with women by 2015.  This decision has spurred much debate on the topic.  Of Germany’s largest 30 companies, currently only one has a woman on its management board. 

France is in the process of mandating female quotas by law. It has proposed requiring a 40% quota of women on supervisory boards within six years, compared with its current level of 10.5%. Spain and the Netherlands currently have similar laws in place. 

To read more from the Wall Street Journal, click here.


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