Women underrepresented on German boards

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31 August 2006, HAMBURG - Women make up only 15 per cent of the executives in German companies, according to a study of 800,000 firms released Thursday. The Databyte survey of 1.06 million executives showed that 895,000 of them were men and only 162,000 women. The highest proportion of female executives is in the textile sector (27.4 per cent), followed by the retail trade (25.42 per cent) and service industries (18.37 per cent). At the lower end of the scale, women accounted for only 5.77 per cent of the

31 August 2006

HAMBURG - Women make up only 15 per cent of the executives in German companies, according to a study of 800,000 firms released Thursday.

The Databyte survey of 1.06 million executives showed that 895,000 of them were men and only 162,000 women.

The highest proportion of female executives is in the textile sector (27.4 per cent), followed by the retail trade (25.42 per cent) and service industries (18.37 per cent).

At the lower end of the scale, women accounted for only 5.77 per cent of the energy sector executives and 8.27 per cent of the top jobs in engineering.

A total of 23.54 per cent of the women surveyed ran their own businesses, while 14.13 per cent held chief executive positions.

DPA

Subject: German news

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