The World From Berlin Without Quota, Gender Equality 'Will Never Happen'

Germany's top companies pledged on Monday to voluntarily increase the number of women in leadership roles. But critics in Tuesday's papers say the vague pledge doesn't go far enough. Only a gender quota law will motivate the male-dominated business world to foster long-overdue change, they write.
German Family Minister Schröder (left) and Labor Minister von der Leyen (right), are at odds over whether the country needs a rigid gender quota.

German Family Minister Schröder (left) and Labor Minister von der Leyen (right), are at odds over whether the country needs a rigid gender quota.

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-- Kristen Allen
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