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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Commitment to increasing the number of women in managerial positions

Our contribution to the SDGs

Our goal is to have women occupy at least 30 percent of positions in middle and upper management. To this end, we have initiated a host of measures:

Our diverse range of measures has allowed us to continuously increase the share of women in middle and upper management – from 12.5 percent in 2010 to 26 percent on December 31, 2019. With 40 percent on the Group’s Supervisory Board, we have surpassed both our own goal as well as the statutory gender quota introduced in Germany on January 1, 2016. Our quota for women, which we want to achieve by the end of 2020, also applies to the two levels beneath Board of Management level, the management of the national companies, and the internal supervisory boards in Germany. With these efforts, we are significantly surpassing the statutory regulations in effect in Germany since 2015.

We also work to increase the number of women participating in technical cooperative study programs. While in 2010 the share of women was only 11 percent in Germany, it has meanwhile risen to 14.3 percent (as at December 31, 2019).
In 2019, our women’s network Women@Telekom organized its second AI hackathon, this year on the topic of cybersecurity. A diverse group of some 55 experts from the programming, data science, and graphic design fields took part.