Representation means that the various population groups are represented in politics, business, media or (pop) culture. We are far from that: Members of the Bundestag who have learned a low-income profession, for example, hardly exist; women are underrepresented in parliament as well as on boards of directors. The situation is no better in culture and the media. Or how many films can you think of in which a woman with a headscarf plays the leading role? Exactly. Why is that so important? Because it means that many people in Germany lack role models. As long as there are more Michaels than women on boards, it’s hard for a woman to imagine becoming a board member herself. As long as people of color appear in films or children’s books as vegetable sellers but not as doctors, people from this group are indirectly told that being a doctor is not a profession for them.