Berlin (dpa) - The proportion of women on the management boards of large German companies has increased slightly. According to a current evaluation by the organization “Women on the Supervisory Boards” (Fidar), many companies continue to plan with “women-free” board members.

At the end of April, almost one in three supervisory board posts in the 188 largest listed German companies was held by a woman. Men dominated the board with almost 90 percent. Compared to the previous year, the proportion of women in both categories only increased by a maximum of 1.5 percentage points.

At the same time, 75 corporations continue to plan with executive floors without women. Minister of Women's Affairs Franziska Giffey (SPD) threatened with noticeable sanctions. She also advocates a quota for women for board members with four or more members, but an understanding with the Union is still pending.

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