After two very successful runs, our “Career and children” mentoring program began a new session in April 2017. For a period of 22 months, this program provides for potential junior staff in expert and managerial functions from various business units of the Group in Germany to be mentored by an experienced manager before, during and after their parental leave. Working in tandem, they gain new technical and methodical skills and benefit from shared experiences with others in the program network. In the third session of “Career and children”, 31 tandem teams were formed. The program was supplemented by web-based tutorials on focus topics. In addition, supplementary coaching services such as parental coaching and professional support coaching are now being provided for the first time, as required. More than 90 percent of participating junior employees and two-thirds of the managers are female.