Women in medicine: Why are so few female doctors in leadership positions?

From Germany (a report from Germany's equivalent of BBC World Service):

Two thirds of medical students are women. But there are very few female doctors in leadership positions. Just ten percent make it to the top of their profession.

Chief physician Doris Henne-Bruns says that should be changed:

Comments from Twitter:

Lyall Furphy RN @Lyall: I know another profession that has a 91% 'quota' in favour of a dominant sex according to her logic. Would that chief surgeon let a junior doctor leave on time if he was a new dad with child care responsibilities? #justpondering

Ves Dimov, M.D. @DrVes: Yes, these are good questions. There is a tendency to oversimplify sometimes.

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