More women in management positions: With the Female Allstar Board, Handelsblatt and Bain & Company initiated a network of female business decision-makers: Last year, we honored the first Fab Five in the categories of CEO, CHRO, CFO, CTO and CSO.
Now, for the first time, we are inviting the Female Allstar Board to a board meeting. We would like to find out how the award winners tackle the most important items on the agenda of German companies together.
To this end, the Handelsblatt Research Institute and StepStone conducted a joint survey to determine which topics boards of directors – regardless of a specific industry or company – should currently be addressing. The following topics were rated as particularly relevant:
1: Shaping the future of work
2: Putting climate & sustainability commitments into action
3: Strengthening resilience
How are board members addressing these issues as the pandemic progresses? And to what extent are the effects of the Ukraine war affecting decisions and forcing a rethink? We would like to discuss these items on the agenda with the top players in German business on May 12.
Hans-Jürgen Jakobs is a senior editor and author at Handelsblatt, where he was editor-in-chief from 2013 to 2016. Previously, as head of economics at the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" newspaper, he had dealt intensively with small and medium-sized enterprises and family businesses.