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What Makes Woman Fit For The Supervisory Board?

Five essential steps to the top management board and supervisory board posts are still firmly in the hands of the man: nearly 90 percent of all Executive Board and Supervisory Board mandates in companies in Germany are staffed by men. In the past two years increased the proportion of women according to women in the – Board (FidAR) in supervisory boards and boards of directors only by 4.6 percentage points. End of March 2013 FidAR counted a proportion of women from 16.2 percent in the supervisory boards. So that something changes, more women in leadership positions in a company must move”, so Carola corner Philipp, which supports competent women in this way as a sparring partner. Studies speak of at least 25 to 30 percent representation of women. We are still far away. Therefore, competent, qualified women now even on the way should be upwards. Rather than to wait for the rate, or to be discovered that for a supervisory board posts, own initiative is needed.” Lead five important reasons Carola corner Philip Steps women in the Supervisory Board: use connections performance alone is not sufficient.

Career developed in relations. Women put more on qualifications, which of course is a prerequisite for professional success. While many women ignore that the construction and the use of personal networks are critical for the supervisory board position aspiring to. Line positions to seek operational responsibility and the standing in line positions”, as well as experience in Committee work are essential for the AR candidates. Increase visibility of individual women should develop an individual strategy to visualize both the person and the achieved performance. Appropriate performances can be internal events, lectures, and presentations at conferences and panel discussions. Take advantage of male mentoring mentors can be helpful guide on the way to the top. Cross-mentoring, in which comes the mentor or mentor from an outside company, is especially for top managers recommend.

The ambition to work in a Supervisory Council, should women communicate specifically articulate own ascent. Parallel it applies increasingly to build trust to male decision makers. Because they are still the most levers of power. Carola corner-Philipp ( is Economist, economics teacher and trained systemic organizational consultant. Her current focus is the support and strategic advice to women on the way to the Supervisory Board. On the women & work on 8 June 2013 in Bonn she gives a lecture on the subject of “Ways to the Supervisory Board” and is available for individual consultations. The women work the women & work is Germany’s biggest fair Congress for women that 2012 was awarded the Innovation Prize “Land of ideas” in the category “Economy”. Ambitious visitors take on the women & work on 8 June 2013 in Bonn from 10.00 to 17.30 the who-is-who of the German companies. The scheduled four-eyes talks, exciting contacts with nearly 100 Top companies from Germany and an extensive Congress programme help the women the personal networking and successful career planning. The women & work takes place under the auspices of federal labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen. The participation is free of charge.

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