Women in the Boardroom: Institutional and Organizational Approaches to Gender Equality
PD Dr. Anja Kirsch
The key objective of the BOARDEQUALITY project is to develop a better understanding of women’s access and contribution to corporate boards, drawing on institutional and organizational theories.
A systematic literature review: Kirsch, A. (2018) The gender composition of corporate boards: A review and research agenda. The Leadership Quarterly 29(2). 346-364.
An overview of the quota regulation and women’s access to boards in Germany: Kirsch, A. (2017) Women’s access to boards in Germany: regulation and symbolic change. In Seierstad, C., Gabaldon, P. & Mensi-Klarbach, H. (eds.): Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: The Use of Different Quota Regulations. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan: 205-232. Women’s access to boards has also been discussed in a post for the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Creating Corporate Cultures Blog.
A yearly monitor of women’s representation on boards in Germany: DIW Berlin Managerinnen-Barometer in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2021 (English: Women Executive Barometer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2021).