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Super Six in Diversity - HPE ranks #1 in German's Women Career Index for sixth consecutive year

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2019gwci.jpgEva Faenger (HPE), Juliane Seifert (State Secretary, German Ministry of Family Affairs), Barbara Lutz (Founder Women Career Index)

We are thrilled to announce that for the sixth year in a row we ranked first in Germany’s Women Career Index, this time sharing the top position with Accenture. The consequent follow-through of our change process, the constant adjustments and new creative approaches decided in our favor. HPE was particularly recognized for its long-term commitment to gender diversity and the consequent development and implementation of programs to promote women careers.

Balancing gender especially in management is a strategic corporate goal for us because it increases our competitiveness. Quotas are not sufficient to achieve this goal which is why we are pushing ahead with our change process that will ultimately make women careers a matter of fact. To accelerate this process we recently introduced the DACH & Russia Female Sponsorship Program because women careers need strategic alliances with influential men and women. This program bundles all intentions of the change process in order to overcome the remaining barriers of women willing to develop into a leadership role.

 

margitevaann-sophie.jpgMargit Nickstat (HPE Country HR Germany), Eva Faenger (HPE Inclusion & Diversity DACH & Russia) and Ann-Sophie Maucher (HPE Dual Study Bachelor Student)

The participation in Germany‘s Women Career Index is open to every company. Until today approximately 200 companies applied for the index, all of which compete with us for the best ranks. The Federal Ministry of Family Affairs launched the Women Career Index in 2013 in order to objectively and independently examine the promotion prospects of women in German companies and to highlight engaged companies as role models. With 90 out of a total of 100 points we again succeeded in leading the index and were able to maintain last year's outstanding results. This is 7 points above the average of the index’ TOP 25.


GermanWomenCareerIndexgrouppicture.jpgGerman Women Career Index group photo

The award ceremony took place on 8th March 2019 at the headquarters of Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. HPE was represented by Eva Faenger, Inclusion and Diversity Manager DACH & Russia, Margit Nickstat, HR Country Manager Germany, and Ann-Sophie Maucher, Bachelor Student of HPE Dual Study. By proxy of Dr. Franziska Giffey, head of the German Ministry of Family Affairs, State Secretary Juliane Seifert awarded the winning companies with a certificate and a trophy for their engagement.

About the Writer

Eva.jfifEva Faenger, Inclusion & Diversity Manager DACH & Russia bei Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Eva Faenger drives Inclusion & Diversity for HPE DACH & Russia and has been  on this role since September 1st,  2011 after 3 years of setting the stage for Diversity “on top” of her former job as a Program Manager for Technology Services.  She has a language degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany. Eva started her career with HP in 1988. Since 2016, Eva represents HPE as a board member of BITKOM’s technical committee “Women in ITK”.

Eva lives in Mülheim Ruhr in Germany together with her husband and her 19-year old daughter. 

Stay connected to Eva via LinkedIn and for more information about careers at HPE visit www.careers.hpe.com 

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