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This is what happened to women entrepreneurs in the country in 2020

Tanja Maaß is an AI expert and runs Resolto Informatik. Photo: / Photo: Horst Rudel

Tanja Maaß is an AI expert and runs Resolto Informatik. Photo: / Photo: Horst Rudel

We asked women entrepreneurs from our series “These women the country needs” for their annual summary. Four responded and reported on their year 2020 – professionally and privately.

Stuttgart – Around half of all employed women in the south-west work part-time (50.5 percent), while it is only one in nine men (11.4 percent). This was announced by the State Statistical Office in Stuttgart in March 2020. In Germany, 47.2 percent of employed women were part-time in 2018. The proportion of part-time work for women in Germany is the third highest in the EU country comparison. Part-time work is dominated by women across Europe. The quota for women is well above that for men across all EU Member States. On average in the EU countries, almost every third woman worked part-time in 2018 (30.5 percent). For men it was only 9.4 percent across Europe.

Whether part-time or full-time – women are indispensable in the world of work. But only a few are publicly noticed. That is why we regularly portray women entrepreneurs in our series “These women the country needs” and thus give women a face in business. At a time that is dominated by the coronavirus, we asked women from our series if they wanted to sum up their 2020 for us. Four women responded and told us about their highs and lows of the corona year, both professionally and personally.

Indispensable in the world of work

Pia Nowotny, Tanja Maaß, Samira Djidjeh and Marion Bötel come from different industries. But one thing is certain for all four: 2020 was an exceptional year, which was mainly characterized by the corona pandemic.

Read what the women reported and the hurdles they faced. Click through our picture gallery.



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