Getting Women to the Top – Europe Takes Action

Quadriga Talk Show: Some companies are panicking in the face of political pressure from Brussels. Reding’s move is raising lots of questions. If firms have to appoint more women to top jobs in the next few years, what will happen to the ambitious men? With Christiane Meier, ARD, Jonna van Kalker, Economist, Hildegard Stausberg, DIE WELT


Christiane Meier– began her career in journalism in northern Germany working for several local broadcasters. She later made the move to Bonn before crossing the Atlantic in 2000 to take up a post with the German public channel „ARD“, at its Washington bureau. Ms Meier returned to Germany in 2007 and is still working for „ARD“. She is now based in Berlin where she is responsible for foreign affairs, the chancellor, the Greens as well as environmental issues.

Jonna van Kalker– the Dutch economist studied International Management in the Netherlands and Australia. She is interested in the issue of work productivity and gender. Van Kalker works and lives in Berlin.

Hildegard Stausberg– is a journalist who has been writing mainly about Latin American issues for the German daily “Die Welt” since 1999. Her career began at another German daily, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, where she was the paper’s Mexico correspondent from 1988 to 1993. Stausberg worked for Deutsche Welle radio from 1993 to 1999.