Studies

November 2010 | Hoppenstedt Publishing
Hoppenstedt-Analysis "Hoppenstedt Analysis "Women in Leadership Positions" (German)
The German executive chairs remain male dominated. For the Hoppenstedt Analysis the business information provider investigated the percentage of female top managers in the 300,000 largest companies in Germany.

Oktober 2010 | World Economic Forum
The Global Gender Gap Report 2010 (PDF, German)
The Scandinavian countries and Iceland are still leaders in gender equality. For five years the report has been collecting global data on the social gap between the genders to transparently demonstrate progress and setbacks.

May 2010 | German Institute for Economic Research
Leadership-Monitor 2010 (PDF, German)
The higher the level of the hierarchy, the fewer women are represented. The Leadership Monitor 2010, demonstrates the situation of men and women in leadership positions in the private sector from 2001 to 2008.

March 2010 | Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth/Sinus Sociovision
Women in Leadership Positions – Barriers and Bridges (PDF, German)
In a representative survey 511 executives of private sector companies were questioned about their opinions on women in leadership positions and political measures for equal rights.

March 2010 | Odgers Berndtson
Germany's female executives - How women make it into top management (PDF, German)
Despite all public discussions and diversity programs there are only 49 women in the top managerial level of Germany's 500 largest companies. What has to happen to systematically increase this percentage?

January 2010 | European Commission
More Women in Leadership Positions (German)
The report examines the gender distribution in important decision making positions all across Europe and discusses how the advancement of women can be encouraged and accelerated.

January 2010 | German Institute for Economic Research
DIW (German Institute for Economic Research) - survey on women in executive and supervisory boards (PDF, German)
Once again the DIW (German Institute for Economic Research) takes a look at the top committees of the 200 largest companies in Germany - with the same sobering results.

2009 | European Commission
She Figures 2009 (PDF)
With a share of 30 percent women in science are still a minority in the EU. The "She Figures" report 2009 sheds some light on their situation.

September 2009 | McKinsey & Company
Women Matter 3 (PDF)
The study examined which skills female managers require, during and after the crisis, to be financially successful. Which leadership styles have a positive impact?

September 2009 | Magazine BRIGITTE in cooperation with the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Social Research Institute infas, Bonn
Women on the go - Update (German)
How do young women react in a crisis? Do they change their opinions if their personal situation changes? What do they expect from politics? What do they expect from the companies?

May 2009 | German Institute for Economic Research
Still very few women in the top panels of large companies (PDF, German)
Only 2.4 percent of the board seats and less than ten percent of the supervisory board seats in major German companies are held by women. Other European countries are more successful - especially Norway.

April 2009 | German Institute for Economic Research
The "Gender Pay Gap" in leadership positions in the private sector in Germany (PDF, German)
So far, only few studies focus on the "gender pay gap" in leadership positions. Differences in the gross monthly earnings of executives in the FRG are viewed from different aspects.

2008 | Mc Kinsey & Company
Women Matter 2 - Female Leadership, a competitive edge for the future (PDF)
What is the special contribution of female executives to the improvement of the company's success? And is this contribution a crucial factor for the future success of a company?

June 2008 | Federal Government
Third balance sheet on gender equality in the private sector - Focus on Europe (German)
Facts and activities in Germany regarding "Education, university studies and further education", "Employment and career advancement within the company", "Self-employment" and "Family-friendly workplace" are listed.

May 2008 | European Academy for Women in Politics and Business Berlin e.V.
Children and Careers: The new Couples (German)
The study shows which framework conditions are required by the economy and politics so that in the future more couples will succeed in reconciling children and career.

May 2008 | Deutsche Bank Research
Women on Expedition - in the year 2020 (PDF, German)
The study paints a positive scenario of gender equality in the year 2020: More women will be employed and occupy positions of power and work and family life will be easier to reconcile.

March 2008 | Magazine BRIGITTE
Women on the go (German)
The study paints a positive scenario of gender equality in the year 2020: More women will be employed and occupy positions of power and work and family life will be easier to reconcile.

March 2008 | European Commission
Women and men in decision-making 2007
The study describes the current situation of men and women in public life from a comparative European perspective. The areas being considered are national and regional parliaments, central banks, judicial and business sectors.

December 2007 | Catalyst, USA
Catalyst Census of Women Board Directors, Corporate Officers and Top Earners of the Fortune 500
The study of the top 500 companies in the business magazine "Forbes" shows the relationship between the proportion of women in governing bodies and the economic success of the company.

June 2007 | Mc Kinsey & Company
Women Matter 1 - Gender diversity, a corporate performance driver (PDF, German)
The study compiles facts about women in leadership positions and provides recommendations for businesses and politics. 101 European companies with 58,000 employees were examined.

2007 | Steinbeis Transfer Center Companies & Executives
Career obstacles for women in leadership positions (PDF, German)
For women in Germany the air at the top is still very thin. The Steinbeis Technology Transfer Center interviewed 300 women about their career obstacles.

February 2006 | Federal Government
Second balance sheet equity - women in leadership positions (PDF, German)
What has changed since the coming into effect of the agreement between the Federal Government and the central associations of the German industry to promote gender equality in 2001.

January 2006 | Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
The initiative "Local Alliances for the Family" from an economic perspective (PDF, German)
The study examines the economic benefits of companies from their participation in the "Family Alliance" and illuminates the effects of the alliances on the regional economic development.

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