Categories for diversity

How diverse are businesses in Austria?

May 25, 2019 9:20 am Published by

In Austria the amount of non-financial reports is growing as a result of the implemented EU directive. However, the unfortunate truth is that only a few companies offer a detailed description of their diversity concept in their corporate governance reports.

Feminizing the field of law

January 17, 2019 3:38 pm Published by

Roughly half of all law graduates are women, many of them at the top of their class. Those who start a career in law leave their job and even the legal field entirely twice as often as their male counterparts. As a result the representation of women in senior partner and leadership roles, also in universities, is not nearly where it could and should be. Staying in law often means a reduced opportunity for promotions and considerably less remuneration in comparison to male colleagues.

Working against the discrimination

January 17, 2019 3:36 pm Published by

An often-suggested way of dealing with the challenge of working in a law firm and maintaining a relationship is that one person pursues a career at a law firm, while the other person works only part-time or takes care of the children. Very often the reality is that if one person out of a couple chooses the option of working part-time or staying at home, it is usually the woman. And exactly this convention is not acceptable and has to be rethought.