Its combined workforce features a great diversity of cultures, ideas and talents. We wish to promote this diversity, and to profit from the creativity and innovation it offers. This is why we make our voice heard on behalf of diversity and equal opportunity. Diversity is a key driver for change in our corporate culture – and our diversity promotes openness and respect in our society as a whole.
We offer talented people, in various phases of life, a wide variety of opportunities to develop professionally and personally. We offer attractive work environments and flexible working conditions in which both women and men can achieve a good work-life balance. Diversity does this when we establish a culture in which individual skills and lifestyles are tolerated, respected and esteemed. Deutsche Telekom’s Diversity Management applies a holistic approach that covers all the core dimensions of diversity.
Since as early as 2010, Deutsche Telekom has been aiming, of its own accord, to have 30 percent of its management positions be filled by women Group-wide. This target has already been exceeded in the Group’s Supervisory Board; 35 percent of its members are now women. Significant progress has been made throughout the Group as well. Over the same period, the proportion of women in middle and senior management positions has risen by one third.