FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2010 file photo Family Minister Kristina Schroeder, left, Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speak before a meeting of the cabinet in the ... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2010 file photo Family Minister Kristina Schroeder, left, Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speak before a meeting of the cabinet in the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Germany's 14-member Cabinet contains five women - with Chancellor Angela Merkel sitting at the top. For a contrast, look at the nation's corporate world: of 182 board members of companies traded on Germany's blue chip stock exchange, only four are women. The chancellor told reporters Tuesday Feb. 8, 2011 she wanted to personally talk to chief executives to press the issue, a week after she rejected a proposal by Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen to set a quota of 30 percent representation for women in board rooms and executive suites. less 
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