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Equality in Berlin : The proportion of female managers are not progressing

if you Want to know how is the equality of the sexes, is perhaps the most important criterion is the distribution of male and female managers in the company. Th

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Equality in Berlin : The proportion of female managers are not progressing

if you Want to know how is the equality of the sexes, is perhaps the most important criterion is the distribution of male and female managers in the company. That men are overrepresented statistically strong, is widely known. Also, in the East of the Republic, the proportion of women in boardrooms is significantly higher than in the West, has often been described. This phenomenon has mainly historical reasons: The male-dominated GDR leadership had operated for the world of work, in a active advancement of women policy, whatever you want to this in Detail later rate.

New is the realization that this Eastern edge is stagnating on the path to equality, however, and in almost all Eastern countries. The Figures of the Federal employment Agency (BA), the presence of the daily mirror. Accordingly, the proportion of women occupy the managerial or leadership positions in East Germany, from 35.2 percent in the summer of the year 2013 to 35.0 percent in the summer of 2018 decreased. In all of the West German countries, by contrast, increased on average from 23.6 to 24.9 percent.

In Berlin, which sees itself as a laboratory for social progress, persisted in the proportion of management and executives within those five years, precisely at 36.4 percent. In Brandenburg he fell from 34.5 to 34.1 percent. It takes only the "leaders" – so the BA "expert-defined internal with management function" assigned tasks with a "high degree of complexity" – decreased, the percentage in Berlin even from 36.7 to 35.9 percent, and in Brandenburg from 36.9 to 36.4 percent.

share of women in the public service fell in Berlin

The Federal Agency indicates a special phenomenon in the capital: In the industries in which women are in almost all of the länder, strongly represented, are in Berlin to significant declines in managerial positions (including oversight of a broader governance category). The proportion of women has decreased in the capital in the public service within five years from 60.5 per cent to 49.5 per cent, declared Doris Wiethölter of the BA regional Directorate of Berlin-Brandenburg. Male bosses are in Berlin's public service, with 50.5 per cent, so recently in the majority. Also in the health and social services, education, and hospitality, the percentage of women in management positions had decreased.

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the order increased After all the woman had in Berlin, shares in industries in which women in leadership positions are traditionally significantly less represented, it is clear from the new BA-statistics: In the manufacturing sector, for example, from 17.5 to 20 per cent, in the sectors related to Information and communication from 28.7 to 32.1 percent, in the transport and storage of 21.6 to 24.8 percent. And even on the construction, the male domain par excellence, easy – of 6.3 to 6.9 percent.

Manja carpenter, Head of the specialist community BauFoto: Kai-Uwe Heinrich

The Institute for labour market and occupational research (IAB), the largest research Institute of the Headquarters of the Federal employment Agency in Nuremberg, studied for 14 years the proportion of women in leadership positions. The researchers noted in a by the end of 2017 to publish the report with a view to the whole of Germany in a sober: "The share of women at top management level in companies of the private sector for the last twelve years of almost constant: Around a quarter of these positions is occupied by women."

How can that be? In the Federal government, the Chancellor ruled, and in Berlin since 30 years, the SPD, which is generally more of a woman promotional policy under the conservative Union parties. For two and a half years, the Greens are in the Land of Berlin in the Senate. You require, together with the SPD and the Left for the promotion of women in its coalition agreement, "The half of the Power of women," as a Chapter heading. Although lawmakers have no direct influence on the personnel policy of private companies – there is only a quota for Supervisory boards of listed companies. Against the Background of the above-mentioned sharp decline in the share of the boss, especially in the Public service in need of explanation.

Ramona Pop: "Still a lot to do authorization"

in terms of same-Apparently, the policy has any impact or makes him not meet the claim? "These Figures show that there are to do in the Berlin economy is still much in terms of equality," said business Senator Pop (Green). "Where we have a responsibility, as is the case with the Country are significantly more women in top positions." Your economic administration put a special focus on the promotion and strengthening of women in the economy, for example, with measures such as the entrepreneurs price, or networking and information formats.

chamber of Commerce-President, Beatrice Kramm.Photo: Thilo Rückeis

Berlin's economy, organizations are now trying to bring women in better position. Udo Marin, managing Director of the Association of Berlin merchants and Industrialists (VBKI) called the proportion of women of 20 percent of its members in a daily mirror Interview a few days ago, a self-critical "good enough". In the case of the chamber of crafts (HWK) is soon to take over Carola Zarth, owner of a Charlotte Burger motor Vehicle workshop operation, the leadership of the Bureau. A Signal. But what brings it? In the case of the greater chamber of Commerce and industry (IHK) has Beatrice Kramm, the owner of a major TV production company in Berlin-Adlershof, for three years, the hat – also on a voluntary basis.

Carola Zarth, the future President of the chamber of crafts.Photo: promo

The chamber of Commerce and industry President recognizes that half of the workforce in Berlin is female, and that Berlin am also in the proportion of women in management positions in Berlin (35.0 percent) overall, better than the national average (27,2). "The truth is that we still have a long catching-up process in front of us. The traditional role of images in the case of managers and professionals need to be broken up“, calls you. You must drive the cultural change in society and the economy. "An open corporate culture and a working environment that is characterised by respect and appreciation for our modern economy is fundamental, and future significance". This not only improves Work-Life Balance, but make work more productive, and companies, proven successful, believes Kramm. For this reason, the chamber of industry and Commerce Berlin. together with the equality Senator Dilek Kolat (SPD) and the chamber of crafts, the campaign "win for equality Change in corporate culture is“ brought to life.

Whether these and other initiatives to bring equality in Berlin, you know, in five years. Then the new edition of this statistics should be published.

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