Upper floors of municipal enterprises become more feminine

According to one study, four cities in Thuringia are located in the whole country among the municipalities, with the highest proportion of women on the upper floors of municipal enterprises. Overall, Gera (33.3%), Gotha (33.3%), Erfurt (32.3%) and Weimar (25 years) once again posted an above-average representation, according to the study published Tuesday by the Zeppelin University of Friedrichshafen. The researchers also evaluated the data for Jena: the university town is 8.3%, but in the lower part of the table.

Scientists studied 1,463 public enterprises such as utilities or hospitals in 69 cities. Cities, provincial capitals and the four largest municipalities by state were compared.

Overall, the researchers concluded that the proportion of female managers in the municipalities in question in an average year increased by 1.3 percentage points to 19.3%. "We are seeing a slight increase over the previous year," said Ulf Papenfu├č, director of the study. "However, the representation continues to be under the objectives formulated repeatedly by the policy."

The leader was again the city of Offenbach with a quota of 54.5% women on the upper floors of municipal enterprises. In contrast, companies from several cities would have no female executives during the April / May 2019 study period.

There is a clear gap between East and West in the cities studied. As a result, the Eastern States (with the exception of Berlin) accounted for 23.8% of women (compared with 22.5% the previous year) serving on the Board of Directors, the Executive Board or the Board of Directors. municipal enterprises. In the west, with the exception of the cities of Hamburg and Bremen, it was 14.3% (13.5%).

According to the study, according to the study, Thuringia even occupies the fourth place in proportion: 25% of the managerial positions considered are occupied by women. The proportion is higher only in Berlin (40.39, Brandenburg (26.1) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (25.4)).

According to this study, senior managers are particularly frequent in the areas of zoos, landscape conservation and nature conservation, health and social affairs, as well as in hospitals. Significant decrease in their share, among others, in banks and finance, in public services or in the waste and disposal sector.

The reasons for the respective developments are not mentioned directly in the study. However, the study points out that in some states and municipalities there are specific recommendations on the number of women who should work in public companies. For Thuringia, for example, there is a directive aimed at orienting itself to the law on the equal status of the free State