Women’s quota: The most powerful supervisory board members in the Dax

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Thanks to the statutory women’s quota of 30 percent, the Dax companies have appointed dozens of female supervisory board members. But only a few have made it into the inner circle: according to a Handelsblatt search, only 55 women sit on the powerful presidential, nominal, personnel and mediation committees. This corresponds to a share of around 19 percent. The 12-member Covestro Supervisory Board is better than average, with vice-chair Petra Kronen and former Eon personnel manager Regine Stachelhaus each sitting on two central committees.

Vonovia Supervisory Board: Women in Power

At Deutsche Börse, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board Jutta Stuhlfauth (three important committees) ensures an above-average proportion of women in the inner circle, at ThyssenKrupp the new Chief Controller Martina Merz (four important committees). The Vonovia housing group also stands out positively: three women sit on the “Presidential and Nomination Committee”: innogy board member Hildegard Müller, former McKinsey consultant Clara-Christina Streit and Conti personnel manager Ariane Reinhart. Supervisory Board Chairman Jürgen Fitschen and former Vattenfall European Head Klaus Rauscher are thus in the minority. You seem to be able to live with that.