As early as 2012, the European Commission presented a Proposal for a Directive, which was supposed to pave the way for qualified women to join the supervisory boards of big listed companies. Since then, six years have passed and due to the blockade of a small number of Member States in the Council, the Directive is still on ice. That binding gender quotas are an effective way to increase the women’s share in leading positions, is also confirmed by the Frauen.Management.Report 2019, which was presented by the Chamber of Labour on 27.02.2019.