German DAX Companies Need Quota for Women, Minister Tells Bild

German Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen repeated her call for a mandatory quota for women on the management and supervisory boards of the country’s biggest companies, Bild-Zeitung reported.

While medium-sized German companies have increased the share of women in leading positions to 30 percent, exchange- listed companies have failed more than 10 years to promote an “adequate” number of women to top positions, the minister told the newspaper.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rainer Buergin in Berlin at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Hertling at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.