It may have the world’s most powerful woman, Angela Merkel, at the political helm, but when it comes to getting ahead in business, the glass ceiling in Germany has barely been cracked.
In Europe’s biggest economy, women have largely been shut out of the corporate board room.
Now a new law is hoping to take a hammer to that ceiling.
The government is forcing the company top listed companies to give almost a third of all seats on the non-executive boards to woman. The gender quota is aimed at reversing an imbalance that has long been one of the worst in Europe.