In the upper echelons of German companies, more and more women are sitting. However, many Board members continue to be a purely male domain, such as from an on Tuesday published evaluation of the auditing and consulting company’s EY.

the 160 companies in the stock exchange indices Dax, M-Dax and S-Dax worked accordingly, as of 1. January 2019 with a total of 61 female managers in the Board of Directors. The are 11 women for more than a year ago. Their share in the management bodies increased within a year from 7.3 to 8.6 per cent. It is the highest value since the beginning of the examination in the year 2013.

“women in German boards, but still a rarity,” said EY expert Ulrike Hasbargen. “Although we see progress – but the change is happening very slowly.” The boards of Directors of most of the company from the three stock market indices are, as before, a purely male domain: 67 percent of the chief days are occupied according to the figures available exclusively with male managers.

The highest proportion of women according to the study, in the companies in the top Deutsche börse League. He climbed into the 30 Dax-listed companies within one year by 2.1 percentage points to 14.5 percent. Meanwhile, 23 of these companies have at least one female Board member, a year ago it was 21, two years ago, 17 companies.