• Women in Society – Women at Allianz

    Allianz Center for Corporate History is documenting the role of women in the course of time.

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  • 1890 - 1918

    The good old days? Allianz discovers women

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  • 1890 - 1918

    The good old days? Allianz discovers women

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  • 1918 - 1945

    A time of change – Women modernize Allianz

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  • 1945 - 1970

    The men are back – Women step aside

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  • 1970 - 1990

    New-found freedom – Women demand new opportunities

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  • 1990 to date

    New times – New markets – Old gender roles?

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Women in Society - Women at Allianz

  • The good old days? Allianz discovers women

    In around 1900, women start fighting for the right to vote, the right to an education and gradually start to move into male-dominated areas of life.

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  • A time of change – Women modernize Allianz

    The end of World War One signals the start of a new era in many European countries: monarchies disappear, borders are redefined, democratic constitutions come into force and women in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands and the Baltic States are given the right to vote.

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  • The men are back – Women step aside

    "Men and women are equal": this is how the German Basic Law has described the status of men and women since 1949. Up until 1958, however, husbands still have "the right to make the final decision": a man is entitled to terminate his wife's employment contract if she works without his consent.

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  • New-found freedom – Women demand new opportunities

    The debate surrounding women's rights takes on a whole new dynamic and starts to receive a resounding response from the 1970s onwards. Women's conferences are organized, the "Year of the Woman" is declared and laws are passed to improve the situation for working women.

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  • New times – New markets – Old gender roles?

    Women are under-represented in government and in the corporate sector. Although the 1980s saw some successes such as part-time working, women's promotion prospects and earning power are still not as high as that of their male counterparts despite comparable levels of education.

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