Economy & Politics

Large family businesses with female bosses

Family businesses are the pillars of the German economy. But here in the executive suite when it comes to equality, things hardly look any better than with DAX corporations. At the end of 2018, the “Die deutsche Wirtschaft” platform recounted and determined: Of the 1000 family businesses with the highest turnover in the country, only 49 had a woman in a top management position.

Family business rarely with a boss

“In other words: In only 4.9 percent of the companies there are women in the top positions of the first managing director or CEO – that is an unflattering number for the large family businesses”, the authors attested. We introduce some of the female bosses who generate billions in sales, who run a world market leader or who are now in the ninth generation of the family tradition.

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