Literature Review Women on boards and in TMTS and firm performance72 3 5 5 Women in Leadership The ratio of women to total staff in the present sample varies by industry Industry sectors he althcare pharma and life sciences are clearly lea ding the field with an average women s ratio of 0 51 median Other industry sectors with a high percentage of female employees are services consulting with a 0 57 median as well as financial services and insurances with a median ratio of 0 46 each The trade sector follows with a median of 0 45 The lowest shares across all industries are re gistered in the building industry At five companies from the construction sector female employees ac count for only twelve to 15 percent Similarly low ratios are recorded for the chemicals synthetics sector adj median 0 20 and industry companies adj median 0 21 The remaining sectors are in the middle range of 25 to 40 percent The percentage of women on supervisory boards in my sample is below the 2015 FidAR figure for Germany 21 4 percent but above the correspon ding ratios for Switzerland 15 percent and Austria 16 2 percent The ratio of women on executive boards in my sample is lower than reported 2015 numbers for all three countries However distance to reported mean values is smaller Swiss executive boards have the highest share of women in 2015 6 percent In second place come Austrian boards 5 9 percent third German executive boards 5 2 percent The following table 3 5 shows the fema le representation on the corporate boards of the sample s firms 0 5 8 7 3 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 4 10 15 20 25 30 35 35 27 18 40 Figure 3 7 External stakeholders driving diversity promotion Regulators Politics thereof German CG Code Women s interest associations thereof German Women Lawyers Association thereof FidAR Press media Non governmental associations Public society shareholders assoc share voting rights consultants Employees homosexual employees Lobbyists Customers Supervisory Board Sustainability Rating Agencies Management Sustainability Analysts Socially Responsible Investment Groups others Gender diversity on corporate boards and in TMTs in practice

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