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Women need to regain leadership roles

The Statistische Bundesamt (Federal Bureau of Statistics) has published an update of the state of gender equality in education and training. The number of women in positions of leadership or who hold university chairs is still low. The figures published, however, do indicate that the gap is narrowing and there are as many women university entrants and graduates as there are men. That however is when the gap starts to widen. While 46% of employees in Germany are women, only 29% of top positions were held by women (compared to 26% in 2012 and a EU average of approximately 33 per cent). On average, women in Germany have been paid 22 percent less than men for nigh on 20 years while the average EU gender pay gap is “only” 16 percent. “In EU terms, Germany still has a long way to go” commented Roderich Egeler, president of the Statistisches Bundesamt, during the presentation of the survey entitled “Following the proper path to equality”.