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This woman is making German corporate history

 


Die Welt | October 13, 2019


The Die Welt article, "This woman is making German corporate history," quotes Ulrike Wieduwilt, Russell Reynolds Associates' country manager for Germany, on the first DAX 30 company to appoint a woman to head its executive board. The article is excerpted below.

SAP has become the first DAX company to appoint a woman to head its executive board, writes Die Welt. Jennifer Morgan, an American national, will head the company jointly with Christian Klein, the former organizational director.

"Finally, a DAX company is placing a woman at the top", says Ulrike Wieduwilt. She considers this to be an important signal that others will likely follow.

And she believes it will work: "I now think it very probable that at least one more female DAX boss will be appointed in the next two years." She says there are now a number of suitable candidates present in German companies and for them, too, the decision was ground-breaking: "It is an important encouragement for other women, because now they can see that it actually works."

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This woman is making German corporate history