Type of Gap: ...at middle management level
Given current demographic trends and the shortage of talent that already exists in the engineering sector in particular, we need to improve our access to all talent. Currently, only 8% of our company's middle management are female.
Type of practice: Mentorship & training
We offer special trainings for potential female candidates for management positions. These trainings focus on self-marketing and how participants can control the way they are being perceived in the male domain in which our company operates. In groups, and with the input from trainers, a personal success strategy is developed for each individual participant.
Following this training, individual support solutions for women who are aspiring to a management career can be developed, including coaching and specific work arrangements to resolve work-life balance conflicts.
In the manner of the self-commitment promoted by Germany's DAX 30 companies, we aim to have 15-20% women in management positions by 2020.
We will measure the percentage of females in our management, match against our targets and report to the board annually.
We will start in 2012.
Trainings will be starting this year.
- Women will take part in seminaries for female employees
- Women will get more jobs in leadership
- Families/children will be barrier for women to enter a leadership position