The Ideologies of the Female Quota: Numbers as Self-Criticism, Complaint or Controlling Tool?

When it comes to the proportion of women in management, the fronts seem to be ideologically hardened. From data selection and analysis to interpretation and choice of words, polarised positions rumble all over the country. (Almost) all of them, however, want to achieve the same goals and could all work together. A reframing for business practitioners.

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New perspectives (and recommendations) on Pay Gaps and “poisoning language”

Admitting and understanding pay gaps is not easy for societies nor employers. A comprehensive pay gap analysis in the UK revealed inequalities for women and men, for ethnic groups and for people with a disability. Related recommendations go beyond traditional ways to address gender pay gaps, and they question wide-spread communication styles in the field.

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Der Europavergleich zum Deutschen Diversity Tag 2017

Kommunizieren deutsche Konzerne Diversity mehr oder weniger als ihre europäischen Wettbewerber? Oder einfach anders? Eine vergleichende Analyse, die seit 2007 bereits zum fünften Mal durchgeführt wurde, zeigt: Deutsche Großunternehmen platzieren Diversity deutlicher im Kontext sozialer Verantwortung als dies in Europa üblich ist. Zudem sind die Themen Frauenförderung und Work/Life-Balance deutlich überrepräsentiert. „Eine unglückliche Kombination“, meinen Experten.

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How to achieve progress and benefits with D&I? Keep cool and manage complexity

It could be so simple and joyful: celebrating diversity, colourful balloons and smiling people. All good. However, anyone who tackles diversity in a simplistic way and presents it only as a business case is not only cheating on his or her own label – they will also quickly reach the limits of credibility and expectations of measurable success. This is shown both by longer-term maturity and by the effects of recent events. Two key issues have become apparent: a focus on individual issues and a quite superficial desire for change.

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Seven Changes that make your Gender Equality work impactful, accepted and valuable

Hundreds of leading women at the World Women Leadership Congress in Mumbai filled the large ballroom with stunning expertise and vibrant engagement. The only panel of that day, 17 February, discussed a delicate question: The invisible dynamics of gender bias. The only man on the panel, Michael Stuber, shares his top recommendations from 20 years of experience in advancing Gender Diversity on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March).

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Gleichstellung in den Bundesbehörden: Glanzvolles Vorbild oder Nebelkerze?

Der Ton zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft ist seit je her scharf, wenn es um Frauen in Führungspositionen geht. Die Politik hielt stets die Definitionsmacht und die Deutungshoheit in Händen. Die eigenen Fortschritte, zum Beispiel in den obersten Bundesbehörden, blieben lange Zeit im Unklaren. Seit 2015 herrscht Transparenz in Berichtsform. Die Deutung der eigenen Zahlen fällt aktuell positiv aus.

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