Despite a gender quota law in place for years, female executives in German boardrooms are still facing an uphill battle, says Henrike von Platen, who heads the Fair Pay Innovation Lab (fpi).
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The German capital is well-known for its startups. Now a new one is angling for returns that are not financial: It aims to encourage young women and minorities to bring their energy and ideas to politics.
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Family-owned companies like Aldi, Würth and Haribo are often described as the backbone of the German economy. But gender equality and diversity appear to be weak spots in their dynastic business cultures.
Prejudices against female managers are just one of many topics discussed at the annual meeting of the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs. Even the German Chancellor came to learn more about women in business.
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