Literature Review Women on boards and in TMTS and firm performance78 3 5 6 Promotional measures for women in lea dership and reconciliation of career family life Only 31 percent 28 of companies surveyed laun ched promotional programs for women in leaders hip and on supervisory boards 52 percent 48 have not developed such programs yet 17 percent 16 of respondents were unable to answer this question Separated by country 29 percent 20 out of 70 German companies have promotional programs for women in leadership in place The fact that two thirds of German companies surveyed have not Table 3 10 State of preparations regarding the fulfilment of the coming gender quota for supervisory boards Cum 14 29 31 43 48 57 80 00 100 00 Only Germany Total Sample Freq 10 12 12 22 14 70 Freq 11 12 14 27 29 93 Percent 14 29 17 14 17 14 31 43 20 00 100 00 Percent 11 83 12 90 15 05 29 03 31 18 100 00 Corporate initiatives to date Measures taken Measures currently being developed No measures taken I don t know Quota does not apply to our firm Total implemented any concrete programs within a period of 15 years refutes my hypothesis that companies comply with the German economy s self obligation by implementing measures to identify and promote current and potential fe male managers internally Programs have been launched at five of ten Austrian companies and at two of twelve Swiss companies The follo wing figure 3 10 illustrates how many referen ces were made to various corporate initiatives promoting female leadership Figure 3 10 Corporate initiatives for promoting female leadership 0 5 10Mentions 13 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 15 Mentoring tandem business cross Women s networks Young talent leadership program for women Diversity representative programs Supervisory board training for women Work life balance Junior staff development technical professions Potential management Gender diversity on corporate boards and in TMTs in practice

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