A New Women Quota For Germany

Germany will soon have a law which demands that executive boards must include women. Time has moved fast. What would have been an innocuous or irrelevant piece of legislation a decade ago tastes very badly with this entire culture war backdrop in 2021. There are already women quotas for the dubious supervisory boards and it looks like only a matter of time until we are in an affirmative-action jungle where everything is rewarded but merit.

little correction: I said 1 in 3 board members. Yet it’s 1 if a board is larger than 3. The mistake is immaterial for the overall discussion.

source (also for the thumbnail quote):
https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/frauenquote-vorstaende-kabinett-beschluss-101.html

3 thoughts on “A New Women Quota For Germany”

    1. I even wonder what role the supervisory board plays as a whole. They meet up about four or five times a year, get enormous money, have no qualification (a lot of washed-up ex-politicians there) and conduct ‘supervision’ by reading the balance sheet after the chartered accountants had already double-checked it. Neither women nor men should have sinecure positions.

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